Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'
My husband and I bought this Japanese maple several years ago as an anniversary present from us to us. Ours tends to be greener in the summer than most Bloodgoods, but it's fiery in the fall.  Don't you love these samaras? The tiny winged fruits are my favorite thing about this tree.

4 comments:

  1. That is a lovely tree. So far i have just one Japanese maple, which was a no name gift.

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  2. Lovely image. My green Japanese maple bloomed well over a month ago, I think, with dainty pink flowers. Dee at Red Dirt Ramblings just blogged about her flowering J. maples too.

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  3. thanks for dropping by, keewee! nz must be a wonderful place to garden.

    i remember seeing your pretty photo, pam - haven't seen dee's post yet. i'll head on over and check it out!

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  4. Mine might be a variety of Bloodgood, though I am not sure. In the spring the leaves are burgundy .....finally fading to green in the heat of the summer and then, in the fall....oh baby...what a show!! Reds and oranges to beat the band.

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