- Bloodgood japanese maple
Botanical name: Acer palmatum
Average Size at Maturity: Slowly reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
Hardy zone: Zones 5-9
Bloom Time: spring
Flower Color: purple
Foliage Color: red
Growth Rate: 1 – 2 ft a year
Pruning needs: Remove any old or weak branches that disrupt the shape of the tree as needed
Landscape Use: Beautiful in a highly visible area amidst a collection of grasses and evergreens
Light Needs: Prefers a partially shaded area, 4 hours of sunlight a day
Special Feature: Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color
Water Needs: Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
Fertilizing needs: Use 10-10-10 in the early spring