I'm doing some major overhauling in my garden. Just moved in a year ago so looking to plant some foundational shrubs and trees as a starting point. I've fallen in love with Japanese Maples, inspired in part by the fabulous work of the Vancouver Japanese Gardeners Association out at YVR where they have redone Chester Johnson Park by the International arrivals area. When I was out at the nursery recently the "Full Moon" varieties particularly peaked my interest, but I'm having difficulty choosing which variety. Acer Shirasawanum Aureum (Golden Full Moon) Acer Shirasawanum 'Autumn Moon' Acer Japonicum 'Aconitifolium (Fern Leaf Full Moon Maple) I think I prefer the more vibrant fall orange colors I have seen on photos of the Aureum. I love this photo, but have seen it listed on sites as both Aureum and Autumn moon... From the close up photos I've seen it looks like the Autumn Moon develops more of a patchy red and green color in fall without the vibrant orange. But I'm also a bit confused because everyone talks about the orange coloring the Autumn Moon develops, but the ones I have seen look more like chartreuse, with burnt orange or rust along the edges. The space I have in mind gets shade all morning with a few hours of afternoon sun. Sun can be pretty hot in the afternoon in Vancouver especially in recent years. I know it's the opposite conditions of what is recommended but hoping it will do okay with all the morning being fully shaded from huge cedars, and early evening being shaded by other tress. Also have irrigation to keep it well watered. Something with a more upright growth habit would be preferred. The other space I have available is all sun after 12:00pm so will try a Sango Kaku there.