Japanese Maple (Bloodgood)
Japanese maple is a deciduous shrub or a small tree that typically grows to 5-7m in height. It is native to Japan, Korea and China. Its delicate structure and crimson, finely lobed palmate leave make it a a very popular accent tree. Japanese maples need well drained but moist soil, hence mulching it important. Japanese maple needs quite a bit of sun but for best results should be shaded for part of the day, and that will prevent new leaves from being scorched.
Palmate leaves that are finely lobed with 5, 7 or 9 lobes
|6-8 Feet||15 Gallon|
Moist, well drainer and slightly acid soil with high organic content, well protected from wind and in a sunny location with partial shade or shade in the afternoon. May scorch in full sun.
Prune in very late fall or early winter, summer pruning leads to excessive bleeding