Transplanted a magnolia stellata 18 months ago. Beautiful show last May; this May, dead as a doornail. The area receives a lot of wind from the ocean, but not a lot of freeze/thaw. Do I dare plant a new one? It was a gift from our son. If not, any suggestions of a beautiful wind-resistant replacement? Thank you.
Wind Resistant Magnolias in Zone 8
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Likely, the wind is not so much the issue as the salt in the air and soil from being close to the ocean. These varieties are recommended for their salt tolerance and will work well in your zone: Magnolia virginiana and Magnolia grandiflora