Can a Japanese Maple survive in the sun?
I recently had a Crape Myrtle removed from a small courtyard adjacent to my front door. It was getting too big, brushing up against house & window, & the more I trimmed it, the bigger it grew. Decided I'd like to replace it w/ a smaller tree -- a Japanese Maple. Only thing is, the tree will be kind of 'out there' w/out the sunlight being filtered, though the courtyard is slighty recessed. I get morning shade, afternoon sun in this spot. Other plantings in this small area include: 1 fairly large gardenia, 2 camellias, 1 azalea, several holly ferns, a few coral bells, & a few Pierus (andromeda).
Is there a cultivar of JM that would do better in full sun than others? How about a Bloodgood? Any suggestions would be appreciated!