Is there an upright Red Japanese Maple that thrives in Zone 9???
I never saw red-leaved trees growing up in Houston, Texas. When I moved to Philadelphia 2 years ago I loved the red Bloodgoods that grow so well here (Zone 6), and planted one in my front yard.
In 2 years, I will be moving back to Houston (Zone 9) and want to plant a few saplings now to bring back with me, but the summers are hot down there.
The Arbor Day Society website says acer palmatum red Japanese Maples only thrive in Zones 5-8. There is an acer rubrum "October Glory" Maple that is for Zones 4-9, but that is a big shade tree.
Does anyone know of a 15-25 foot upright red-leaf Japanese Maple that can thrive in Zone 9? Some websites say the Emporer cultivar is "more tolerant of sun" than Bloodgood.