Acer Palmatum Bloodgood

Acer Palmatum Bloodgood
Acer Palmatum Bloodgood – adds colour, shape & texture

With its spectacular red foliage, Acer Palmatum Bloodgood (Japanese Maple) is often grown as a specimen tree, adding colour, shape and texture to most any landscape setting, large or small.

In mid-Summer, Acer Palmatum Bloodgood produces a canopy of burgundy foliage
In mid-Summer, Acer Palmatum Bloodgood produces a canopy of burgundy foliage

Although mature Acers can reach heights of 20 feet, Acer Palmatum Bloodgoods tend to be slow growers and relatively compact, which makes them also suitable for smaller gardens.

Now, in mid-Summer, we take a closer look the Acer Palmatum Bloodgood. The leaves have darkened somewhat compared to the first fiery red of Spring. Seen here in a Southern UK setting, the foliage is more burgundy, almost deep purple, in colour.

Acer Palmatum Bloodgood Summer Foliage
Acer Palmatum Bloodgood Summer Foliage

Acer Palmatum Bloodgood produces attractive red-winged ‘helicopter’ seed pods in mid-summer.

Acer Palmatum Bloodgood produces red-winged seed pods in mid-summer
Acer Palmatum Bloodgood produces red-winged seed pods in mid-summer
Fiery Red Acer Bloodgood seed pods
Fiery Red Acer Bloodgood seed pods

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