Magnolia grandiflora

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  1. gardenmistress2003

    gardenmistress2003 Member

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    I have 7 fifteen foot Magnolias, which were planted one year ago ,March. They are dropping an alarming number of leaves. They seem healthy otherwise, new growth and some flower buds, but this sudden leaf-drop has me very concerned. Is it a delayed stress reaction to the transplanting last year or a reaction to the cold winter we had? They came from the southern States, Georgia, I believe.
    Any suggestions?
     
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  2. HortLine

    HortLine Active Member 10 Years

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    Magnolia

    We had someone else come in with the same problem of dying magnolia leaves. We believe that the dropping leaves are a response to the stress of last year's drought compounded by this years drought.
     
  3. graftedmaplecollector

    graftedmaplecollector Active Member 10 Years

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    my grandifloras always lose leaves when they flower in may.
    I have about 3 20 year old 7 10 year old and 10 2-5 year olds.
    none have died
     
  4. polarbear

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    Magnolia grandiflora leaf drop

    My Southern Magnolia at our townhouse in the Washington, DC area is doing the same thing, so it's reassuring to know that it's a normal seasonal process of dropping the older leaves, and not some disease or pest. That was my theory, but I couldn't recall what time of year to expect it, since some coniferous evergreens such as Eastern White Pine/Pinus strobus drop their older needles in October or so.
     

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