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Japanese Maple 'Bloodgood' Tree - Acer Palmatum - "Blood Good" - 4 to 6 inches - Seed World
Japanese Maple 'Bloodgood' Tree - Acer Palmatum - "Blood Good" - 4 to 6 inches - Seed World

Japanese Maple 'Bloodgood' Tree - Acer Palmatum - "Blood Good" - 4 to 6 inches

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Japanese Maple ‘Bloodgood’

Botanical Name: Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’

This listing is for one (1) Japanese Maple tree that ranges in size between 4 and 6 inches in height.

The tree you will receive will be between these ranges of size as there will be slight differences from the photos in the listing as no two plants are the same. They will be guaranteed vibrant and healthy and ready for transplanting. We do not ship with the pot as the pot allows for too much soil moisture evaporation. It will be securely adhered to the package wall for the safest shipping method possible.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: From October to March, we ship these plants in their dormant state. This means they will have no leaves. The stem will be strewn with buds for this coming spring's growth. If you live in a southern state, these will push new growth upon planting them as dormancy is dependent on hours of daylight and temperature. We are located in New York State and temperatures can differ drastically around the country. Please contact us with any questions on dormancy. We do send dormant planting instructions with every order.

Scientific Classification:

Kingdom: Plantae
Order: Sapindales
Family: Sapindaceae
Genus: Acer
Species: A. palmatum

This tree is native to Japan, Korea, China, eastern Mongolia, and southeast Russia. It is widely grown worldwide.

General Description: Small, rounded deciduous tree – can be grown as a multi-stemmed shrub.

Hardiness Zone: 5 to 8
Maintenance: Low to medium, depending on how they are grown.

Mature Height: 15 to 25 feet
Mature Width: 10 to 25 feet

Plant Details:
Growth Habit: Slow-growing understory plant rounded to broad-rounded, often low-branching. The canopy often takes on a dome-like form, especially when mature.

Leaf Structure: Deep reddish-purple leaves, palmate with 5 to 7 lobes that are 2 to 5 inches long. Crimson red autumn color.
Stem Structure: Young stems vary from green to reddish-brown.
Bark Structure: Older branches have a grey cast.

Soil Preference: Sand, clay, loam, silt, peat. Rich, but well-drained.
Watering Preference: Medium.
Sunlight Preference: Full sun to partial shade.

Bloom Time: Spring – April
Bloom Color: Purplish red. Attractive up close, but not very showy from a distance.

Fruit Production: Yes, samaras (their seeds) in pairs up to ¾ inch long. They ripen in September to October.
Nut Production: N/A

Main use of plant:
Indoor: Popular choice for bonsai.

Outdoor: Great ornamental tree. Can use as a living screen during the growing season. Plant along woodland garden margins.

Winterization Methods: These trees will need to be protected in the winter – add a thick layer of mulch and offer wind protection by means of wrapping with burlap.

If grown indoors, these trees need to go through their natural winter dormancy. Place in the garage, or the basement.

Fun Fact: Trees naturally self-prune foliage that doesn’t receive enough sunlight.

History:
Japanese Maples come from Japan. They are native to Southeast Asian countries.
There are few plants that present such a beautiful display of life than that of the Japanese Maple. From the coloration of spring growth to the gentle summer foliage and then the autumn colors. Winter offers a sense of majesty with the soft red and greys of the bark. They have been grown for centuries in Asia and made their way to the United States at the end of the 19th century. Since then, they have enjoyed the admiration of almost everyone that has come across them.

Our nursery has grown these beauties since the '70s. We know a thing or two about them. We currently grow 10 different cultivars, though the blood good is by far the best old-time variety. It has a true red color with wonderful fall colors of orange and pinks.

Growth:
These plants will max out at about 18 to 20 feet. That will take about 20 years to accomplish. They are wonderful additions to any garden or property, adding value wherever they are planted. They are not needy plants. A once-a-year fertilization will do the trick to maintain solid growth. If planted in an open location, winter protection is a must. They do not like anything below a zone 5 growth area.

General Notes:
Attractive to pollinators and songbirds.
Numerous cultivars of Japanese Maple are popular in Europe and North America. Red leaf cultivars are favored, followed by cascading green shrubs with deeply dissected leaves.

We grow everything organically with a beneficial insect program. We do not use chemical fertilizers, pesticides or fungicides. We use a preventive program for pests with the use of Ladybugs, Green Lacewings, and Predatory Mites to battle soft bodied bugs and Nematodes in the soil to combat any soil dwelling pests. Our dedication to safe and harmless plants is seen throughout all our products. We are all stewards to Planet Earth, and we must protect it.

Soil pH level guide: Acid to Neutral to Alkaline. Acidic soil has a pH of 1 to 6.5. Neutral soil has a pH of 6.6 to 7.3. Alkaline soil has a pH of 7.4 to 14. If you do not know your garden's pH level, please go out and buy a cheap soil pH testing kit which can be found in any hardware store, typically under $5.00.

We offer one shipping service:
USPS Priority Mail - a 2 to 5 day delivery service -- this has insurance coverage.

We use the USPS because we enjoy supporting a service that has held America together since its inception. Over the years of our shipping of plants we have found USPS Priority to be the most reliable and diligently insured. Our focus is making sure your plants arrive to you in a luxuriously healthy state. Your order is our Priority.

We are a registered New York State Nursery.
We are inspected and licensed by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets as nursery stock growers.
We are certified pest and disease-free.

Our license Number: 646089 - feel free to look us up on the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets website.

With each order, we send along an informational packet to help you along with your growing adventures. If you have any questions, please let us know. We are here to help! We want you to make the right choice for your growing desires.


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