Sep 21, Prune up to 1/3 of a magnolia bush each season all the way back to the ground to encourage new growth from the base of the plant. Prune a second time in mid-summer to cut back on the current season's growth.
May 25, With magnolia trees, removing healthy, if unattractive, branches may cause more harm than good. You should never prune more than 1/3 of the tree at once, so always start with branches that are either dying or already dead. When in doubt, be conservative with what you trim.
Magnolias are very sensitive to pruning%. May 20, If it is an evergreen magnolia it will be fine. You can keep them pruned and shaped without too much worry. If it is a deciduous magnolia, perhaps see how it is shaping up and how it flowers.
You may need to select several branches that will give the tree shape you want and cleanly remove the stumphauling.buzzted Reading Time: 4 mins. May 24, Magnolia care begins with proper identification of your tree (e.g., southern, star or saucer type). Here I resolve care problems reported by readers. Long Island's Best Plant & Tree Nursery. Voted Best Garden Center on Long Island. 2 Years In A Row!
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