Magnolia tree - no growth - Knowledgebase Question

Theilman, MN
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Question by heilhoney
May 30, 2006
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 from NGA
May 30, 2006
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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