Magnolia Trees
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I have a magnolia bush with 5 trunks. Can I cut off 4 and train it to be a tree?

Zone little river,sc zone 8 | Anonymous added on August 22, 2019 | Answered

It is about 3 years old and the trunks are 3/4 to 1 inch in diameter.

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on August 23, 2019

Yes, you can, but it must be done slowly over time. If you can't isolate one stem for the trunk, you can still use two or three and make it look like a tree. Here's how:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/shgen/pruning-a-shrub-into-a-tree.htm

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