Help choosing zone 5a red dwarf Japanese Maple
Hey there everyone. My fiance and I love japanese maples and are trying to find a dwarf red one that will do well here in Madison, WI.
We took a young volunteer one that just happened to be growing in a random place in our yard (not sure what cultivar) and kept it in a container last year; it did well all through the growing season but did not leaf out this spring (kept the pot sheltered and wrapped during the winter).
Ideally we'd love to do one in a pot again (definitely are thinking dwarf), but we may be able to find a location in our mostly shady yard if you all think we are too cold here to overwinter them in pots.
Thanks for your help!