A couple of questions regarding where best to place two maples I currently have in the garden. The green one pictured was bought for 75p about 3 years ago, and was nothing but a twig really. I repotted, and left it in a sheltered corner...it seems to have thrived with what little attention I have given it. I've just repotted again into a substantially bigger tub. I hope it continues to grow as well as it has been doing. The first question I have is, do green maples prefer well sheltered location, protected from strong winds and direct sunlight? I've heard wind can burn the delicate leaves and direct sun will cause scorch. Any advice much appreciated.
The second maple was bought cheap also but this is a deep maroon variant, although the leaves are beginning to turn a dark green from the centre outwards. Again, it has mainly been kept out of the sun but I seem to recall that the red maples are more tolerant of sun and wind than the green ones. Is this true or am I mistaken?
Any words/thoughts kindly received.