Newto maples please advise!
I've recently purchased two Japanese maples, a coral bark and I'm not sure on the species of the second. I am located in SC and the plants receive full sun until around 12pm and then shade for the rest of the day. For watering I have been checking the soil and only water when the top inch feels dry. Both are planted in containers on a balcony.
I've attached a photo of one of the trees trunks. Both are changing colors on the bark from red / green to grey and brown. The leaves are also drying up and falling off daily. It isn't contained to a single branch or anything and I've not seen any bugs.
If you could please advise on what could be causing these changes or if I should not be overly concerned. They are such beautiful trees, I would hate to loose them!
Thank you, your help is very appreciated!!