Japanese maple under red maple?
My landscape designer is suggesting putting a weeping form of Japanese Maple beneath the canopy of an established Red Maple. I am questioning his competence. I'm wanting to take the Red Maple out because I can't grow flowers under it. He thinks I would miss the shade canopy ( which is north of the house anyway) and offered this suggestion to replace the viburnum doing poorly with this other maple. Which should I do, remove the Red Maple so things already there can grow larger or leave it and put Japanese Maple beside it? Has anyone heard of a Japanese maple able to flourish in such conditions?