Hi, Anyone has any experience planting Japanese Red Maples in tropical countries? I live in Malaysia where it is hot & sunny the whole year. We get a good amount of rain too. I have previously bought a japanese red maple tree. It was around 5' high and red / burgundy at the time of purchase. Soon after planting it, it turned green. I do not know what the species was nor do i think the workers at the nursery. They only sell things at hefty prices but know nothing about them. I went back to the nursery and all they say is i should cut off all the leaves and it will turn red again. And this is to be repeated like,,, forever!!! Ofcourse by now I know this is nonsense, and that the species is not suitable for tropical countries. I have read that bloodgood, fireglow, crimson queen, inaba shidare (etc, etc) hold good red color even in summer. BUT, will they hold year round? Anyone has experience? Or any advice?