Are there any Japanese maples that do well in dappled shade? If not, could you suggest a few that might at least tolerate dappled shade – I would like to experiment with one or two.
Most Japanese maples (Acer palmatum) will tolerate a partial shade exposure; however, color and growth rate may be reduced. Japanese maples planted in a shade environment will not exhibit the same color intensity as those planted in the sun. Further, fall color intensity is often reduced. For best results, plant a green-leafed cultivar such as ‘Viridis.’