Magnolia Trees

Magnolia Tree

lindafeulmer added on July 29, 2017 | Answered

First year my tree had white great smelling flowers now this year I see a purplish big bloom tryind to open--any idea what is happening ? Also I have two large hydrangea plants & no blooms ????

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Answered on July 30, 2017

A number of problems are potential culprits when magnolia buds (either for flowers or for leaves) are not opening. One possibility is that thrips are attacking your magnolia buds. But weather comes to mind, first and foremost, as a possible reason for the failure.
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