Hi i've been researching trees for a while for this area and figuring that Paperbark maple might be my best option. Looking for front yard tree, zone 5b, tree will get full sun all day, clay soil , high PH approx 7.5, tree location will be southwest corner of house 15 feet away from foundation. Want tree that is free or pest and disease resistant. My concern clay soil since paperbark maple doesn't like wet feet-- soil drains moderately well. But also sun scorch in summers, Im on a water meter and i don't want to pay a fortune to water this trees needs. How often will i need to water this tree if its not raining? I also don't plan on wrapping this tree in the winter. Know one seems to be planting this tree?? I'm looking for a tree to give me some shade for my one story home front room. What do you think??