Magnolia Trees
Q.

magnolia stellata in a large tub

Zone Oldbury west midlands. | kwall.1951 added on June 23, 2015 | Answered

I have a magnolia stellata in a large tub with the correct compost. It was planted two years ago and early this year it flowered but not as prolific as expected. Since then it has started to die. After some time, a few very small leaves started to grow on one side of the tree only but much of the previous growth has died off and gone brown with no signs of life. It is in a partly shaded position and I have applied slow release feed but without any improvement. How can I bring it back to life?

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 24, 2015

Magnolia Stellata is an excellent tree for growing in pots.
I do think what your describing is environmental. Did you have an extreme winter and cold? Any late frosts?
I'm sure you have inspected for insect damage. You could spray with an insecticide just to be safe. Your application of slow release fertilizer is a good choice. Continue to maintain it's care with proper sunlight and watering. Plants sometimes surprise us.

I think your at a wait and see crossroads.
Here is a link to refresh you of the care requirements.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/magnolia/caring-for-star-magnolia-trees.htm

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Magnolia Trees
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More