Why won't my dwarf magnolia tree bloom? - Knowledgebase Question

St. Cloud, Fl
Question by dianeharp
April 11, 2008
I planted a dwarf magnolia tree about 5 years ago. I obtained it from a nursery in Apopka, Fl. It was only about waist high at the time I planted it. Now it is taller than the lower eaves of my home. The problem is it won't bloom. I feed it twice a year with Miracle Grow fertizler stakes for trees and shrubs and occasionally put some Starbucks coffee grounds on it. Is there anything I can do to get to to start blooming?

Answer from NGA
April 11, 2008



There's no particular magic to getting one to bloom. Sometimes they take few years to settle in and start to bloom. Don't put too much nitrogen fertilizer on it. If the tree is getting plenty of sun it will bloom better and sooner than if it is in a lot of shade. Give it a little more time and it should bloom well in time.

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