Magnolia Trees
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Intertwining three Magnolia trees

Anonymous added on May 11, 2019 | Answered

Hi, I have 3 Magnolias; soulangena, susan & stellata. When we bought them, we were under the impression that, if we planted them together, they would eventually intertwine and become one. However, with more research, this doesn't seem to be possible. Can you tell me whether or not these trees could do this? This is important to us, as the trees will be planted in memory of a very close loved one. Thank you for your time. Jen Cranston.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 12, 2019

This selection of trees will not be suitable for this application. Most trees will not grow to entangle on their own, and this is even less of a possibility when the trees are not directly related. These three magnolias have different final shapes, and growth patterns. This will present many problems when trying to force these to grow together. Last, the competition between these trees will be fierce. They will be fighting for rootspace, and nutrients constantly. It is likely that by the end of it, only one tree will remain. I would give these three adequate room to grow.

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