Transplanting Magnolia Trees - Knowledgebase Question

Porter, TX
Question by cwduke
October 5, 1999
Is it possible to successfully transplant a magnolia tree?
If so when is the best time to receive maximum results?

Answer from NGA
October 5, 1999


Possible, yes...easy, no. Magnolia trees resent being moved around. Your best chances are with small trees or seedlings. The larger they get, the more difficult it is to get a large part of the root system when you dig them.

For best results, dig and transplant the tree in November to allow it a lot of time to settle in to its new location and begin establishing roots before the hot summer weather arrives. Water the tree in well at planting to settle the soil in around the roots.

During the first couple of growing seasons following transplanting keep the soil around the tree moist but not soggy. Mulch the soil surface for a few feet out from the trunk to protect the soil and discourage growth of weeds.

Good luck with your magnolia tree!

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:



[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by bootandall and is called "Cedar Cones"