Washington: Magnolia grandiflora issues

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gardening in the Pacific Northwest' started by Lauren17, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Lauren17

    Lauren17 Member

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    Silverdale, WA
    I recently purchased a Southern Magnolia from a nursery and it was shipped to me. When I received the tree, I noticed that all of the leaves are dry, brittle, and some are broken into pieces. I have since planted it and have been trying to nurse it back to health. It is about 4-5 feet tall including the root ball, the widest part of the base is only about 1.5 inches wide. Is there anything else I can do to help it survive? The lowest limb is still green, but I am not sure what I can do for it.

    Thank you!
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    WA USA (Z8)
    Maybe it was damaged by heat or cold before or during shipping, in which case you should have made a claim. In either case you will want to keep the roots moist, and mulch it if you have planted it in the ground.

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