Pruning Magnola - Knowledgebase Question

Springfield, MA
Question by Charger092
December 28, 1997
I have a Magnola Bush with huge buds. Should I leave these on or break them off? (It is December 30)

Answer from NGA
December 28, 1997


No, no, no! DO NOT BREAK THEM OFF! They are the flower buds all ready to give you pleasure next spring.

Magnolias rarely require pruning. If it ever becomes necessary, it should only be done in the spring AFTER they have finished blooming.

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