Inspired by the "only three" thread, I've decided to take a chance on some late-season planting of a few new maple varieties while there's still time (I hope) to get them settled in before winter. Can anyone comment from personal experience about the relative sun needs and tolerance of the varieties A. palmatum 'Orange Dream' and 'Seiryu'? I've got two spots in mind: - Spot A is in open woodland where the plant will receive intermittent spells of direct sun through the morning and dappled sunlight through early afternoon, with mostly full shade thereafter. The soil is loose and free-draining with lots of organic matter. - Spot B is more open to direct sun from mid-morning until shortly after noon, with weak dappled sunlight thereafter. The soil is poor and gritty. (I've got two shirasawanums and an A. triflorum growing in this same soil and doing well, however.) This is probably where the more rugged and vigorous of the two should go. I'm also going to take the plunge and try growing an A. shirasawanum 'Aureum,' though this of course gets the primo spot in a direct line-of-sight from my back door. Thanks for any comments!