The Q&A Archives: Magnolia tree - no growth

Question: I planted a magnolia tree (and I know that variety matters here but it escapes me right now) about 4-5 years ago. Every spring it produces a nice abundance of flowers and then puts forth a nice deep green foliage. My problem/question - it has not grown in the entire time. I had expected it to grow anywhere between 6-10 feet tall but it remains to be shrub-like in quality.

Does it have a problem?

Thank you

Answer: Magnolias can be slow growing and small in stature, depending upon type. The important thing is that your tree is flowering and leafing out nicely, which means it is healthy and happy. I wouldn't be too concerned about its slow growth pattern. Enjoy those beautiful flowers!

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