magnolia pruning

Discussion in 'Magnoliaceae' started by jmrogers, Feb 28, 2003.

  1. jmrogers

    jmrogers Member

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    I would like to know when the optimal time is for pruning a deciduous magnolia here in Vancouver BC. I believe it is a Magnolia stellata. It has quite a few upward growing shoots on it - almost like a vigorously pruned apple tree. I want to slow the growth down rather than just causing it to produce more upward shoots. Should I wait until the summer to prune it?
     
  2. Joan

    Joan Active Member

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    Enjoy the bloom then prune is my motto for magnolia and other early spring blooming plants.
    Are the stellata not glorious this year, blooming even in February!
     

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