Japanese maple cultivar recommendations
I'm looking for Japanese maples to plant on either side of my front steps. I prefer something with deep burgundy leaves (we had a Bloodgood at our old house that I loved). The difficulties are: it needs to grow 6-10 feet tall relatively quickly (the porch is a ways off the ground) but only about 4 feet wide and it will be planted on the northwest side of the house. So most of the year it gets alot of shade, but in summer, it's in full, hot, Tennessee sun by noon. Any ideas what might fit this spot and do well in our heat and humidity? Varieties that I'm considering at this point are Shaina, Shin Deshojo, Bonfire, Beni Fushigi, and Oregon Sunset. I've never grown any of these, though, so I don't know how fussy or heat tolerant they are. I appreciate any input!