Hi, I have many new Japanese maples, all carefully chosen for placement and accompaniment with other maples and plants. For this particular spot, I just need a shade tree. I had a huge, beautiful red bud tree outside our kitchen door. This is one of my favorite plants in Spring. Unfortunately it was rapidly killed off by caterpillars. I was able to save other trees, unfortunately not this one. The tree was providing shade to this area of the house, now there is none. I would like to put a maple in its place. Requirements: 10-16ft tall, can go higher Main trunk 5-6 ft before branches begin to form, nothing with multiple branches forming low to the ground Fairly good spread for shade Relatively fast grower (the faster the better) Color and characteristics are less important, my primary goal is to provide this area with shade (there are 20 year old hostas and other shade loving plants I'm trying to save). Thanks much in advance for your advice!