I wanted to share a newly planted Japanese Maple. I picked this beauty up for $45 dollars a couple of weeks back. I am looking forward to what it will look like in a couple of years. Being in Houston, I am also anxious to see how this tree will handle the heat. The spot I chose should get lots of sun from sunrise to about 2, which then it will be shaded by the house. Also, Do any of you have recommendations for the root that is exposed. It was like this in the pot when I bought it and I wasnt sure if I should bury it completely or if it would be alright to leave exposed a little as seen in the pictures. Thanks for your help.