Purple Japanese Maple Trees

Acer palmatum atropureum

(2 customer reviews)


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

2 reviews for Purple Japanese Maple Trees

  1. Clare Ebison (verified owner)

    My Japanese Maple tree arrived today. Gorgeous looking tree, lovely shape to it and clearly very healthy.

    Delivery was really quick given the current covid-19 crisis, took just over a week from order to delivery, which I think is first class service.

    Really happy with my tree and the whole service from Trees Direct.

  2. Kate (verified owner)

    This bare tree arrived with only 3 leaves

    • pete

      Japanese Maples lose their leaves over winter every year and new leaves will appear in early spring

      Hope this helps

      Kind regards

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