The beautiful chalk maple ... Can it thrive on full sun?
A while back, someone on this forum got me interested in the chalk maple (Acer leucoderme). From what I've read, it's basically a sugar maple in miniature with smooth grey bark. But it's also described as an understory tree that's very shade tolerant. My planting site is in mostly full sun on sandy river-bottom soil. Would a chalk maple be happy there? Also, what's the growth rate of a healthy chalk maple?