I already have a stellar 8 year old bloodgood (in full sun and doing great!) and have the perfect spot for another, also in mostly sun (shaded just an hour before the sun goes down).
I was just at a local box store and they've got HUGE bloodgoods on clearance for a ridiculously low price. Cheap enough enough to find another home in my garden for one.
However, I know how questionable the labels can be on big box nursery stock. My concern with the specimens they had is that the leaves are greenish with only a hint of red. Some specimens have tiny new growth that is the brilliant red of a "typical" [true] bloodgood. The trunk is green and the leaves look like bloodgood leaves. If the leaves were red, I would not hesitate to believe the trees are indeed bloodgoods, but because the leaves are so green, I wonder.
Could the green leaves be due to where they were grown (shade) or is there a green(er) variety? I'm hoping if I buy one and put it in a sunnier spot that the brilliant red colour comes out (will judge next year, obviously), but the woman I spoke with said the bloodgoods have been in that very spot since early summer - pretty much full sun - so I'm not sure why they're so green. Would stress cause them to be more green? (they're potted, probably not well watered/fed).