Posted: 17/03/2015 at 15:38
I love the Acer but they lose their leaves in winter.
Acers are very unhappy in windy spots - I wouldn't risk it.
Rhus typhina 'Dissecta', great shape for a small tree, spring colours good followed by great autumn colours! Watch out for suckers
I love Rhus typhina, as you say they're a great shape - I'd love one here, but one is the operative word - we don't have room for a thicket!!! Those suckers always win in my experience.