Hi there, We are looking for suggestions for 2 small (max height 15-20 or shorter spread 8-10 feet approx) deciduous trees to plant at the main entrance to our elementary school in West Vancouver. We originally thought of spring flowering but few of those would provide fall colour and a nice silhouette in winter. The building is red brick so we were thinking perhaps something like a pale green maple with green bark would show up nicely and provide fall colour. The site is west facing and the watering beyond the first two years may be sporadic. So we need a tough tree with a lovely bones. Some maples I have looked at include golden full moon (shirasawanum aureum) - which I can't find anywhere and have been told may get leaf burn in afternoon sun, Osakazuki - which is available (would it get too big?) and Seiryu which is what I believe I have in my garden and has a lovely green bark which would show up against the red brick. I am concerned that if the maples spread too widely they will obstruct the entrance a bit. They will be planted on each side of an entry that is about 6 feet wide. Early leaf out and late leaf drop would be considerations too. Other thoughts include viburnum bodnatense dawn (for winter and fall interest) or stewartia (although it will flower when the kids are no longer in school) or star magnolia which would be pretty in spring but unremarkable otherwise. We are thinking of defining the planting with a border of dwarf box - to keep little feet away.....we need low maintenance and good structure... THANKS!