Help in choosing a Japanese Maple
Hey guys and gals! My neighbor had a big, old, rotten oak taken out of her front yard. Sad, but necessary. And now we have new garden challenges, since the sun situation in both our yards is totally reversed. In my sunny half of the yard, I want to do a medium sized maple. (Sun from about 10:00 in the morning till 2:00 in the afternoon, then dappled shade through the rest of the day.)
I'm NOT looking for a teeny, exotic specimen with feathery leaves -- but more of a "normal" maple tree in half scale. I know that there are some Japanese Maples that fit this description. I'm thinking something with the usual shaped maple leaf, bright orange fall color, and a nice form -- fine to grow to 20 feet or so.
Do any of you have experience with something like this? Or can you recommend any resources? I'm sure I could find all sorts of options, but I want something that will do well here in GA.