I'm trying to choose an upright, fairly large-growing Acer for a prominent spot near my front door on the north side of the house on the coast of Maine. Surrounding foliage is mostly pale or yellowish green, and the backdrop is a weathered, rustic wooden wall, so I was thinking a good strong red/purple would bring the composition together. These are the varieties I'm looking at right now (partly because they happen to be readily available from an East Coast supplier): Yezo nishiki, Tsukushi gata, and Nuresagi. I'm open to other ideas. Good winter form would be a nice bonus, since we have about 13 months of winter here. I appreciate any thoughts you may have. (Also, I apologize for posting this question twice. My first post was apparently moved to a different forum, where I fear it won't be noticed by Acer connoisseurs. Apparently I spent too much time describing the overall situation, so that the post looked like a design question and not a maple question.) THIS IS A MAPLE QUESTION. Thanks.