The Q&A Archives: Magnolia Tree Leaves Falling

Question: Hi,

I have a Magnolia tree in my front yard and
must be about 30 years old. Every year around
May-June lot of dry leaves fall and make mess.
Is this a normal process or indication to water
it. How shall I water such a big tree?

Please respond


Answer: Although magnolia trees are considered evergreen, it doesn't mean individual leaves can last forever. Most broadleaf evergreen trees and shrubs shed the oldest leaves early in the growing season to make room for new leaves. I'd say your magnolia is behaving in a perfectly natural and normal manner. I don't think it's necessary to water your mature magnolia. At 30 years of age it must be well established and should be quite happy with only natural rainfall.

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