In another thread JT1 had wisely suggested that given some maples may be much more difficult to find than others it can be worthwhile to look for more readily available plants. In this light I am considering the basic Acer palmatum "Filigree". I am just wondering of those of you that have this JM, what do you think of it? Can it thrive in lots of shade? And importantly for me how large is it likely to become after say...7 years? Can it be aesthetically maintained to a height of less than 4 feet and a width of about the same? Thanks for your advice.