Darned good ‘Bloodgood’ Japanese maple

Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’

This is when the Japanese maple (Acer palmatum) ‘Bloodgood’ really starts living up to its name. Today, the sun was lighting up maples like this all over the city. ‘Bloodgood’ is one of the tougher ones – which it has to be in my dry shade garden. This is its second year, and I’m hoping it’ll stick around for many more. Coincidentally, I’ve just come across this excellent Landscape Ontario fact sheet on Japanese maples. Wish I had room for more. But ‘Bloodgood’ is bloody good for now.


  1. 'Bloodgood' is very popular over here as well 🙂

    I've enjoyed catching up with your recent posts very much – thoughtful, useful and an introduction to a completely new plant. I wish I'd known about the Victorian Garden Tours, but I suspect NAH wouldn't have been that amenable to going on one and besides I had a completely new family relative to meet!

    BTW it looks like you're quietly doing NaBloPoMo to me?

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