These types of Japanese Maples prefer more shade and are more sensitive to sun. You can distinguish them by their delicate, ornate leaves. These trees also take a more “weeping” form than the standard uprights.
These types of Japanese Maples grow in a more upright form. They also tolerate more sun than the lace leaf types above. If you are looking for a Japanese Maple for a sunny spot, choose a green upright type: they generally take the most sun.