Magnolia Trees

Little Gem Magnolia

jrmcrider added on July 19, 2017 | Answered

Planted earlier this year in late spring. First flowers are turning brown before full bloom. We have had a lot of rain this season. Could too much water be the culprit? Otherwise, the tree is doing well.

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Answered on July 21, 2017

"Little Gem" magnolia will tolerate most soil conditions, including sand, loam and clay, but prefers a slightly acidic pH.
All magnolias need daily watering after planting and weekly supplemental watering for the first couple of seasons. Fertilize in spring with a mixture of milorganite and a slow-release general fertilizer.
Flower and leaves can drop under stress and certainly heavy rain can be a cause of this.

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