Magnolia Trees
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Star magnolia problems

Zone 5a 6 | wendave89 added on May 23, 2015 | Answered

Our star magnolia has only produced flowers on part of the tree. There are small buds but they are not producing. Any ideas on what to do?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 25, 2015

Did you have a cold snap or late frost this spring?
My Star Magnolia did nearly the same thing this spring, it was just beginning to flower when our temperatures dipped for nearly a week.
The buds did not open to flowers or were very distorted.
If the leaves formed or are forming on the tree evenly with no signs of limb damage I think your tree will be just fine.
There is always next year!
I would add some good compost to the tree base in late winter as suggested in the article below.

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

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