Widely used & well-known the Bloodgood is the standard for comparison among the purple leaved tree form Japanese Maples. These trees can be hard to grow in Colorado but if you have a special protected spot they can do well. Japanese Maples need protection from wind and large amounts of sun throughout the entire year. Attractive foliage with burgundy-red coloring that turns brilliant scarlet in fall makes this tree a beauty year-round. Its slender airy form is well-suited for use as a small lawn tree or for shaded patios and entryways.