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Sep 21, Prune up to 1/3 of a magnolia bush each season all the way back to the ground to encourage new growth from the base of the plant. Prune a second time in mid-summer to cut back on the current season's growth. May 20, The trees in question were Magnolia x soulangeana, which is a deciduous, spring-flowering is a classy and beautiful small tree that grows to around 6m high and wide.

In summer it is green and leafy but in autumn the leaves bushtrimmers.buzzted Reading Time: 4 mins. May 25, Magnolias are beautiful but dense trees that can grow to magnificent heights. It may be tempting to prune back an overgrown magnolia, but generally, magnolias don’t respond well to heavy pruning.

In fact, removing too many branches can result in stress, cause suckers, and make the tree susceptible to disease%. Mar 05, It's a wee bit unusual of a Magnolia as it has what appear to be 5 or 7 leaders and they all start low, almost like a bush. From what I've read already here, and elsewhere, no more than a 1/3, to minimal pruning is tolerated by these trees and that it's best done in spring after the blooms have fallen.).

Your magnolia will flower in spring as it’s meant to because you haven't pruned it. Read what NHBabs said 9 years ago about spring flowering shrubs.

Those are flower buds that the plant set in summer. The only thing you have to worry about is when they open in spring, is that early season frosts can zap the flowers. How to Prune a Sweetbay Magnolia. On the eastern seaboard, in the South, and as far west as Texas, the sweetbay magnolia ((Magnolia virginiana) is a native evergreen tree that grows to heights. May 24, Common Magnolia Problems & Solutions Q. The Flower Buds on My Magnolia Tree Aren't Opening Up. How come?

The failure to open is usually the result of poor weather conditions- too much rain or temperatures that are too cold. Another possible cause is an invasion by an insect called a thrip.