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Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' Red Japanese Maple Tree

Original price $40.00 - Original price $200.00
Original price
$40.00 - $200.00
Current price $40.00
Selected Size: 1 gallon

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'
Red Bloodgood Japanese Maple

Zones 5-9

 The ‘Bloodgood’ Japanese maple is a classic upright red. This is the Japanese maple that made Japanese maples famous in America. Oddly enough the name 'Bloodgood' came from the family name of the owners of Bloodgood Nursery in New York and had nothing to do with its red color. Fortunately, the name fit this lovely red Japanese maple. 'Bloodgood' is extremely beautiful. This tree leafs out in the spring with bright red leaves which develop to deep maroon red. This red color provides dynamic contrast in the garden throughout the spring, summer and especially in the autumn. The fall color intensifies brighter in the fall often displaying shades of oranges and reds which will grab anyone's attention and make your yard look spectacular. 

‘Bloodgood’ grows upright in habit to around 20-25 ft in thirty years. A very hardy and vigorous grower, ‘Bloodgood’ does well in sun or filtered light. This is an excellent cultivar that forms a mid-sized tree. While this is typically the first Japanese maple tree for most people, it has also become a necessity in every garden and maple collection due to its amazing red color.

 Limited Quantities Available !! As we have over a thousand cultivars of Japanese maples, we often do not have many of each cultivar. We recommend that you buy the Japanese maples you want immediately as we often sell out of certain selections.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Michael Morgan
Lovin' It

My order was well packaged and arrived in excellent condition. I received a high quality healthy Bloodgood Japanese maple tree that I'm very pleased with. I plan to buy more plant material from MrMaple.


Ordered a one gallon Bloodgood which arrived with a small branch broken so I sent an email to Mr maple. They responded quickly with answers to my questions. Couldn't ask for better customer service 👏🏼

Melissa Cole
Great Experience

I ordered 3 trees. They arrived very quickly, packaged well and in great shape. I was very pleased with the quality of the trees and will certainly order in the future. Thanks for a great first experience buying trees online!!!

Maria Gaite
Lovely Bloodgood

I bought this bloodgood Japanese maple on a 1- and 2-gallon containers last August 2023 and November 2023. I was a little disappointed because they did not grow new leaves after I received them. However, come spring this April 2024, the leaves came out and the colors are wonderful. Although I read reviews that said these bloodgood maple trees survived the extreme heat in Texas, I would say that here in San Jose, CA which is way cooler as compared to Texas, this specimen still suffer leaves burn. Maybe because winter ended sooner and the spring is not cool enough. So, I ended watering them everyday. If I don’t, the leaves tend to burn. Even when it rained, and I don’t water it after the rain stopped, the soil become too dry sooner. I think because it comes with a well-draining soil, the soil tends to dry out faster in the weather here. I am sharing a picture taken April 2024. I put the two trees in one big container with the 1-gallon still in its original pot. This bloodgood is in the south side of our home which is in front of the house. But it is in the corner so it is exposed directly to west afternoon sun. Since I can’t put up a yard sunscreen to protect the leaves from burning in late afternoon, I put up a reed on the fence (not showing in the photo). I find that the reed plus a minimum shade from a citrus tree protects my bloodgood’s leaves. I love the color of its leaves, especially when the sun hits the leaves. They look like vibrant red on the top part of the 2-gallon tree that I got. Overall, I am so happy with this purchase.

Perfect Maple & excellent customer service.

Tree was extremely well-packed and very nice. Their customer service was excellent. Daryl is fantastic and knowledgeable. Big fan of their YouTube channel too. Would buy from again!