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Q.Cause Of Brown Leaves On A Teddy Bear Magnolia Tree And Not Growing

Zone 2141 lidcombe | helensteibytuilau added on December 6, 2019 | Answered

small teddy bear tree has brown leaves and not growing please help helen

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Answered on December 9, 2019

Unfortunately, your photo did not come through. I am unable to see the damage.

Most Magnolia trees have brown undersides. Many grow very slowly compared to other trees. Southern Magnolias grow much faster than others, but still you can only expect 12 to 24 inches of growth per year.

This particular cultivar is meant for our Southern US climates USDA zones 6-10. Slow growth could indicate that it gets too cool in your area.

The soil must have proper fertilization and pH, as well. They will not want to remain overly wet. Any soil saturation for extended periods can have a negative impact on the tree.

This article will help you with the care of Southern Magnolias:


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