Named maybe as early as the late 19th century in Long Island, New York, 'Bloodgood' is probably the most well known Japanese maple all over the world. In fact it has become the standard by which all other red Japanese maples are measured. The dark rich purple spring color and brilliant red fall color are beautiful. Bright red samaras are displayed during late spring and early summer that contrast nicely with the dark purple foliage, and stems of new growth are dark red which also gives it a winter interest. 'Bloodgood' will hold its color all summer long in most climates, but in the hot climate of the Southeastern U.S. it will turn bronze or even green by late August and sun scald slightly in full sun. Since 'Bloodgood will actually become wider than tall at maturity, make sure that it has plenty of room to grow, if not it might be smart to consider a more narrow cultivar.
10 Year Size: Height: 15-18 feet Width: 15-20 feet