Acer Palmatum 'Bloodgood' Large 10 Litre

£49.95

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Quick Overview

  • Pot Size (cm)

    32

  • Location

    Full Sun To Partial Shade

  • Height

    100 to 110cm ex pot

  • Will Tolerate

    -10

  • Classification

    Deciduous

  • Growth Speed

    Medium

  • Suitable for containers

    Yes

Large Acer Palmatum Bloodgood plants in 12 litre pots. Bloodgood provides beautiful colours spring, summer and Autumn. These are good sized established plants approximately 100 cm tall excluding the pot the will make an instant impact in your garden.

Acer Plamatum Bloodgood Large 10 Litre plants: One of the very best and certainly most popular purple varieties of Acer. It has deeply cut dark red almost purple leaves which turn a bright red through the autumn months. Unlike some other varieties of Japanese Maple it has a very upright growth habit. Can be planted as a stand alone specimen either in the ground or container or in a mixed border.

Rhs award of garden merit.

What to expect: Your plant will arrive planted in a large 10 litre/ 30 cm Pot. It will have an actual size excluding the pot of approximately 110 to 120 cm, and will depending on the time of year purchased will look just like the pictures taken February 2017

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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: Up to 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: Dark red almost purple during spring and summer, bright red in Autumn

Evergreen: No deciduous

Winter Hardy: Yes

Acer plants prefer Acid soil although this is not an absolute 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. Re-potting 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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