Magnolia Tree - Knowledgebase Question

Glenside, PA
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Question by j_pierre
February 9, 2001
I planted a magnolia tree about two years ago. Should I be fertilizing and pruning it? If yes, how often?

Answer from NGA
February 9, 2001
Unless your tree is growing at an odd angle, regular pruning isn't necessary. You can shape it while it's young by pinching out misplaced buds along the trunk. And, as long as it is growing well, you shouldn't need to fertilize it. General growing guidelines include planting it in full sunshine, in rich, loose soil. Magnolias require deep watering during the growing season and prefer to have their roots shaded. You can accomplish this by spreading a generous amount of mulch over the soil after planting. As the organic mulch breaks down, it will provide nutrients to your tree roots.

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