I have a hole in my "Acer Alley" where my Brandt's Dwarf passed away. I'm choosing a replacement red/purple to go between Ukigumo and Aureum (palmatum). So, I'd like a tree that doesn't get too big. Further, the purchase will need to be from a local nursery that delivers because we've sold our truck (sorry, Charlie). That means my selection will be limited. Currently, they have Bloodgood, Oshio beni, Fireglow, Moonfire, and Red Burgundy Lace (RBL). I'm most interested in the last two because I have 2 Oshio benis, 2 Fireglows, and because I believe Moonfire will stay smaller than Bloodgood. I've reviewed this thread for ideas: http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=67451. Moonfire is referenced; RBL is not. However, the Moonfire is rather spendy for its size. The RBL is slightly less expensive and the Bloodgoods are significantly less expensive. I'm attracted to the leaf shape of the RBL, but I am concerned that I'll be disappointed in the color I could get from it in this shady spot. Especially since this thread: http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=10203 mentions this cultivar is sensitive to sun/shade exposure. So, I'm choosing between Moonfire, RBL, and rolling the dice about what gets stocked next spring. Advice? I'm particularly interested in hearing about superior characteristics that might justify the price difference between Moonfire and Bloodgood (I do understand Moonfire is less prevalent). Secondly, I'm very interested to hear about color from those who have grown RBL in shade.