Japanese Maple or Weeping Texas Redbud?
We have a circular driveway (new build) with about a 10-12' diameter grassy area in the center for planting. We are in Zone 8, clay-ish soil, and have narrowed our choice down to either a Japanese Maple or a Weeping Texas Redbud. The area gets morning sun (eastern exposure). We don't want the tree to grow more than 10-12' tall. This tree will be the focal point of the entire front yard. Our deciding factor may well be which one looks best longest throughout the year. May I have opinions? I'd love to see pictures, too, if possible. And, we're open to other suggestions for a slow-growing understory tree. I also posted this question in the Japanese Maple thread.