May 2004
Japanese Red Maple
making my
morning beautiful.

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Facts at a Glance
Acer palmatum - 'Bloodgood.'

Planted May 1999
Planting height: 5.7'
Planting trunk: 1.5"

2006 Update
7-yr height: 17'
7-yr trunk: 10"

Mature Height: 25 to 30'
Spread: 20'
Growth rate: Moderate
Form: Graceful, layered
Flowers: Purple, red
Fall color: Bright red
Hardiness zone: 5 - 8
Culture: Mostly sun

Best feature:
Color, shape

Worst problem:
Turns brown in summer

Do over? Yes

An Anvil Will Do

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'Bloodgood' Japanese Red Maple

JAPANESE RED MAPLE GROWTH CHART

Photographs and text by Julie Walton Shaver

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May 1999

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June 2004

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May 2006

 

Black space holder type

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May 1999, planting day

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Christmas 1999

Black space holder type

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November 2002

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November 2002

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April 9, 2006

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Same branch: April 11

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April 15

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April 16

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April 18

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April 24
     


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