Here is another smaller Green Japanese Maple. Its just an acer palmatum. What is best for these trees? Partial sun or Shade? Also, this time of year, if im wanting to plant back into the ground, should i bareroot it, or just barely rake the rootball before planting? or Should i wait until spring to plant, so i can arrange the roots and put on a tile when planting? I know they dont like the afternoon sun. I have a couple on the west side of my house, they are growing, but on the the east side, i had some tridents that grew almost 8' so far this year. The palmatums grew about 4'.