Wait until the dormant season to prune your star magnolia. February is a wise time to prune, but don't wait until March, as this is when blossoming begins. May 20, It loses its leaves in the fall, and in spring the star-shape blooms appear on bare branches (plant it in front of evergreens or a dark-colored wall to really help the flowers stand out). Prune your star magnolia after it blooms to help shape it within the first five years after you plant stumphauling.buzzted Reading Time: 4 mins.
Can anyone tell me how and when and if I prune my Magnolia tree? Its just getting a bit straggly and needs re You must havethe variety called"saucer" Magnolia Trees: Varieties, Other varieties of magnolia trees besides"Saucer" magnolia trees include the"Star" (M.
stellata),"Sweet Bay" (M. virginiana) and"Southern" (M. grandiflora). Oct 20, Hi -- You need to be careful when pruning a Star Magnolia. The Star Magnolias usually have a good branch structure so it isn't necessary to remove too much when you prune. Remove only small twigs to shape as desired. You can prune off the lower branches to shape it away from the ground, if desired.
It's best to prune them after they bloom. This plant is heat tolerant.
Mulch helps retain soil moisture. Prune only if needed immediately after flowering. If the plant needs rejuvenation, prune out older stems per year. It works well as a single specimen tree, planted in borders, small groupings, or as an accent plant.