The 'Bloodgood' Maple is the most popular cultivar of the Japanese maple. Known for its beautiful purple foliage and resilient nature when faced with higher temperatures which would harm most other cultivars, the 'Bloodgood' maple is a wonderful addition when considering landscaping. With leaves among the darkest of any Japanese maple, the 'Bloodgood' Japanese maple retains its color throughout the fall. It holds its color better and is more forgiving than most other red Japanese maple cultivars. The 6-12" & 12-18" 'Bloodgood' Japanese maples are perfect for Bonsai training.