small jap. maples for pots
i would like to grow some smaller maples in pots. can anyone tell me about mikawa yatsubusa or another called the lions head maple (shishigashira?). how would both be in pots? what size pots do i need? what do i do with them in the winter? can i put them into very large terracotta pots and then store them in my shed after they lose their leaves and go dormant, bringing them out in the spring (after danger of frost?). i would like to use terracotta because of its natural look and because it is probably not too expensive to purchase a very large one. i am not a fan of plastic pots or those fake pots made to look like terracotta or other material. also, does anyone know where to purchase descent size ones and how fast or slow these cultivars grow?