Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood', is a popular, deciduous, purple-leaved Japanese Maple with vibrant purple/red lobed leaves in spring that hold their colour through the summer months. The foliage turns to a bright, vivid crimson or blood red in Autumn, which is where its name derives from. 'Bloodgood' is considered to be one of the best of the purple-leaved Acer palmatum varieties due to its intensity of colour and extended seasonal interest.
Although not noted for flowers and fruits, it does sometimes produce small, purple flowers in the spring which are followed on by red fruits. Once the leaves drop in late autumn it features reddish-black bark which brings some colour and interest in the winter months.
Japanese Maple 'Bloodgood' is bushy in habit and due to its slow growth, can live happily in the same container or spot in the garden for many years to come. They are also ideal for novice gardeners or those with busy lives as Acers are easy to grow and require little maintenance other than watering when needed.
Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' will look spectacular in any setting but will excel as a centrepiece on a patio or in a courtyard garden and look simply stunning, taking centre stage as part of a rock garden or garden planting scheme.
Plant in moist, well-drained soil in a sheltered position with protection from wind. This variety will tolerate a sunnier location (mot midday sun) but prefers a semi-shaded spot. Ensure the soil is kept moist and the plant is not exposed to full sun in order to avoid leaf scorch.
is available on all orders providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:
|Packaging Type||Standard Delivery Charge||Minimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery|
|Small Box (Bare Roots up to 1.2m)||£12 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Box (Pots up to and incl. 7.5L)||£12 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Large/Tall Box (Tall bare roots 1.2m +)||£18 delivery charge (orders up to £120 incl VAT)||Orders of £120 and over - FREE|
|Pallet (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)||£60 delivery charge (orders up to £240 incl VAT)||Orders of £240 and over - FREE|
There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page. (Please note that due to new Brexit rules, we are currently unable to export to both Northern and Southern Ireland.)It's Quick!
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