Newb Japanese Maple Q's
My wife and I just recently purchased a couple Tamukeyma Maples, as per my pic I plan on having the half wine barrels as their permanent home. They are on the North side of the house and get very little direct sun in the early morning, just bright shade the rest of the day
I have a few questions regarding moving them to the the large planters. I currently have them sitting on a couple 4x4's in the wine barrels.
Should I wait to transplant them to the barrels? No visible roots at the bottom of their current containers, is it OK to go directly from the Store containers all the way to the Wine barrels? I asked at the nursery about potting soil and was recommended to use 1/2 regular potting mix and 1/2 acid mix.
SHould I amend the soil or anything or just use 1/2 MG and half acid mix? ? I notice that the mix they are currently is extremely quick draining.