Red-leaved JM Recommendation - NOT Bloodgood
Hi - I am looking for a red leaved upright JM recommendation for my backyard. I was arm-twisted into it by my better half. I really don't want to add another Bloodgood to our town, it seems everybody grows one. I am not a plant snob (well, mostly not), I like Bloodgoo alright, but aren't there any other interesting red-leaved JM that hold their color, have a graceful upright shape and are a little more out of the ordinary? Just to be clear, I am also open to Acer jap. or Acer shirasawanum.
The area in mind receives full sun from about 10am until 3pm in the summer, doesn't try out completely nor is it waterlogged. Pretty good soil actually. Please help me come up with some interesting choices before I am forced to accept the standard Bloodgood maple from the nearest nursery. Size wise the tree should be in the 12-20 ft range for height, but I am pretty flexible on that, it would have plenty of space to develop.
Thanks so much for any suggestion or idea!