Advice on planting for full sun

Dear Master Gardner, My backyard has intense western sun, especially in the afternoon. I’m wondering what trees/shrubs are hardy enough to withstand afternoon sun. The soil may have fungus so the ideal tree/shrub should be hardy enough to tolerate these…

Japanese Maple

Good day. I would like to plant a Japanese maple but live up in Haliburton. I think that is zone 3 and wonder if they are hardy to the temperatures we might get. The soil is rocky and I was…