Open canopy and dappled shade - is this a fantasy?
I'm wondering if there's any variety of large maple - specifically red or sugar- that has a more open, less-dense canopy for dappled shade. I know most maples are pretty dense, but I love their leaf shape and fall color. The planting site is mostly sunny with only light shade in the afternoon. It's on a hill, and I want a tree that will grow tall enough for the crown to not block the view from the front porch. Frame the view, yes, but not block it.
So is there an open-canopied variety for that?