Purple Japanese Maple Trees

Acer palmatum atropureum


The Japanese Maple Bloodgood Tree is a beautifully shaped decidious tree with small purple-red flowers in spring and purple leaves which turn brilliant red in autumn. Best in a sheltered spot protected from the wind. A lovely specimen tree but also suitable for a small garden or container.
Likes sun or semi-shade, fertile well-drained soil preferably neutral to acid.


Botanical name

Acer palmatum atropureum

When to plant





A deciduous tree grown for its leaves. 5 or 7 lobed gorgeous purple leaves turning bright red in Autumn. Their growth can be contained by keeping in a pot so they are suitable for a small garden and patio although they are often planted as a specimen on a lawn or focal point in a garden.

Fully hardy, Acers require sun with some shade and fertile, well drained soil. Thriving best in acid to neutral soil in a sheltered position is important, especially when young as the leaves can be damaged by wind. Prune lightly to keep their shape in September to October. Your tree will appreciate a good spring weed, mulch and feed.

Common Name: Maple
Latin Name: Acer palmatum atropureum
Soil: Moist Fertile, light well-drained neutral to acid
Habit: Bushy rounded head
Position: Semi shade, sheltered position
Colour: Purple leaves turn red in autumn
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Eventual Height x Spread: 2 x 2m / 8ft x 8ft
Special features: Coloured leaves appear mid/late spring to autumn


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