1. The Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' is an award winning tree. It is one of the few Japanese maples to be awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit. It is regarded as one of the best upright Japanese maples.
2. Many Japanese maples prefer some shade especially in warmer climates. The bloodgood has very good sun tolerance even in warmer climates.
3. Like most Japanese maples, bloodgoods are native to Japan, Korea, and China.