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Re: Non flowering Magnolia tree


Re : Non flowering Magnolia tree -- Donna
Posted by Newt , May 21,2005,19:36    Top of Thread   Forum

Hi Donna,

There could be many reasons for this. Since you planted 3 years ago it could be planted too deeply, could be rootbound and not getting enough water, it could be getting too much water, maybe too much mulch or it's piled around the trunk, it could have a disease, could be root strangulation. The holes could be from a pest because the tree is weakened. Magnolias tend not to have many problems when properly planted and cared for. Take a look at these sites for some help and to see what fits your situation. Btw, most magnolias have tulip shaped flowers and most lose their leaves in the winter.

Planting, mulching and care:
http://www.tree-planting.com/tree-planting-8.htm
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/nwgardens/218130_wingate31.html
http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/Garden/07226.html
http://www.mdvaden.com/advice-landscape.shtml#wateringsuggestions
http://www.treesaregood.com/treecare/mulching.asp

More info:
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/MG089
http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/Garden/02926.html
http://www.tlcfortrees.info/planting%20depth.htm
http://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheets/HGIC1015.htm
http://doityourself.com/flowers/magnolias.htm

Magnolia pests & diseases:
http://plantclinic.cornell.edu/treeshrub/magnolia.htm
http://www.cnr.umn.edu/FR/extension/StemGirdlingRoots.html

Newt



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