Acer palmatum or Japanese Maple is a small tree, slow growing with small root structure. It can be grown in container, small space or closer to the building/wall. They are acid loving plant. Many variety can be grown in full sun or half day sun and some can be grown in filtered shade/partial sun. Use acidic soil when you planted the maple. They like moderatly water so be sure each times you watered, watered well and throughly. Feeding with japanese maple fertilizer. Here is the example that we have available, there are so much more in our nursery, varieties may various due to the season and time of the year.