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Magnolia tree in S. California


Posted by Courtney , May 30,2005,04:53       Forum

I live in S. California and have a magnolia tree in my front yard that is about 15 ft high and appears sick. It seems to have been there a long time, we just moved in, but it is rather scrawny and its leaves have been turning brown and dropping quite a lot in the past few months (its late May now) It has had a few buds but they have fallen before they truly bloom. And I noticed some black spots up its trunk. Do Magnolia trees grow well in S. California? Do these symptoms indicate a problem? And if so, what can be done about it? Thank you for your advice.

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