recommend a red/purple
I am ready to purchase a j.maple. The rather vague requirements:
zone 5 (no zone pushing here)
part sun (full sun 3 hours, part sun the rest)
maximum growth at 10 years about 4 feet tall
deep red, purple (approximate color of new growth on old of
crimson pygmy barbary)
Hold color all season....
I already have Bloodgood
I cannot break the bank. I am not a collector though I want a good looking plant. It just doesn't have to be exotic to please me.
it will be in a perennial bed of pretty run of the mill plants: agastashe, baptisia, monarda, daisies and lots of chartruse. I really am trying to echo the rounded shape of a well pruned (not overpruned meatball) b. crimson pygmy and that color.
Also, nurseries within 2 hours of Boston that have a good healthy selection.