magnolia tree - Knowledgebase Question

Question by carmen_farro
June 19, 2010
My friend has a magnolia tree in her front yard. My question is can You start a new tree from any of the new shoots growing from the tree. If so is it very difficult to do this. Thank You

Answer from NGA
June 19, 2010


Most propagation is done through seeds, cuttings taken in the summer, or from grafting but there's no reason you can't dig up a suckering shoot and plant it in your yard. As long as the shoot has roots attached, it should grow and thrive. Just cut straight down with your shovel to sever the shoot from the parent tree and replant it as soon as possible. Keep it well watered and it should establish a healthy root system. Good luck with your projevt!

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