Acer Palmatum 'Bloodgood' 5 Litre Pot.


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Quick Overview

  • Pot Size cm


  • Planting Location

    Full Sun To Partial Shade

  • Height

    70 to 80cm ex pot

  • Hardiness


  • Growth Speed


  • Pot Size - Litre


Large 5 Litre plants RHS award of garden merit. Highest quality as you see in the pictures. One of the UKs favourite Acer Palmatum fully winter hardy beautiful deep red/purple foliage. Eventual height upto 5 metres with a 5 metre spread Ideal for planting or containers.

Acer Palmatum Bloodgood 5 Litre: An upright Japanese maple one of the best deep red/purple-leaved varieties. It has deeply cut, dark red-purple leaves that turn bright red in autumn and tiny purple-red spring flowers. It develops on multiple branches which gives a strong sculptural element to the shape of the tree. One of the most popular Acer cultivars in the Uk

RHS award of garden merit.

What to expect: Your plant will arrive planted in a large 5 litre/ 23cm Pot. It will have an actual size excluding the pot of approximately 70 to 80 cm and will depending on the time of year purchased will look just like the picture.


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Planting Position: Best planted in a sunny spot through to partial shade ideally in an area sheltered from strong afternoon summer sun. Also away from exposed frosty sites, as late spring frosts may damage new foliage.

Soil: While acer plants are not fully fledged Ericaceous or Lime Hating plants they do prefer soil with a high Acid content.

Suitable for container planting: Yes equally as happy in the pot or the ground.

Eventual height and spread: Upto 5 metres tall with a 5 metre spread.

Growth Speed: Relatively slow.

Growth Habit: Upright and bushy.

Flowering Period: Not applicable.

Pruning: Not really a requirement. However if you choose to, hard Pruning should be done in the dormant months November through to early February. Some light pruning can also be undertaken during the growing season to help create a defined shape for your plant

Foliage: Very Dark red,almost purple

Evergreen: No deciduous

Winter Hardy: Yes

Acer plants prefer Acid soil although this is not an aboslute necessity it will help the plant reach its full potential. If you have unsuccessfully tried to grow Azalea, Rhododendren, Pieris, Camellias the chances are your soil has a high lime content. Soil can be improved by adding Ericaceous compost to the planting hole this will lower the lime content and raise acid. If pot planted best choice is John Innes Ericaceous Compost this is a specially formulated sterilised loam based, lime free compost with essential foods for plants such as Acer Palmatum. Also in the coldest areas it may be advisable wrap the pots in a winter fleece or bubble wrap during the coldest months, this will help protect the roots. Repotting in fresh compost should be considered every 2 years. Ensure an adequate water supply and feed approximately every 6-8 weeks from early spring through to mid-summer

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