We went to Pleasant Ridge Nursery to buy a Red Emperor maple that leafs out two weeks later than Bloodgood. The owner was on site; he was very friendly, very helpful and informative, but not pushy. The stock is very nice with some drought-related damage, not surprising at all given we are in an extreme drought. We ended up buying other plant materials as well. The place is neat as a pin - and they have some huge Japanese maples.