Need help choosing a JM- not green or mounded
I have the perfect spot for a Japanese maple, and I'm really excited about it! I have been researching for a week, and I'm no closer to choosing one than I was a week ago. My husband doesn't care for the green or green mottled leaf color all summer (prefers red). I love all the colors, but I don't care for the weeping or mounded habit.
I'm in zone 5(on the a/b line), and I will be planting it on the east side of the house where it will be well drained and receive morning sun. It will be 8' below our favorite picture window, so we want it to stay under 10' at most.
Also, is okay to order one online, or is it best to pick it out in person? I'm wondering how careful shipping and online nurseries are in handling.