Hello, I just purchased my third Japanese maple today, so I am a novice. However, I have had my Bloodgood and Coral Bark for 3 and 2 years respectively and they are doing beautifully so I am very excited. I am wondering about the best location for a Crimson Queen. I live in the middle of South Carolina; July, August and September can be quite brutal. I was wondering if the amount of sun affects how red the leaves would be. All those types of things. I have a bed in toward the back of my yard where I would like to plant it; the tree would get a lot of sun but there are a lot of tall pines that I suppose would slightly "dapple" the sun to some extent. My Coral bark maple is back there at the front of the bed so that it receives no shade from the pines and it's great. I am very diligent about keeping everything watered. Anyway, I'll stop rambling and let you professionals give me your ideas! Thanks!