magnolia tree

Discussion in 'Magnoliaceae' started by adamstoner, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. adamstoner

    adamstoner Member

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    I just bought a 4' souther magnolia tree. I have a drive way about 20' from were I wanted to plant it but dont want to later regret because of the roots cracking the drive. The soil is very sandy and I am watering alot as the grass is new. Any suggestions on wether I should look for a different tree just plant the darn thing.
     
  2. jimmyq

    jimmyq Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Consider installing a root barrier product at or near the driveway, if its 20' away from where you want to plant, you have a few years to get it done I would think.
    www.deeproot.com
     
  3. joefrank

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    Hi..

    I just bought a " Little Gem Magnolia Tree," It's slow growing.
    It even flowers whenit's young. Check the websites for it.
    Where do you live ? Here I live in Santa Fe, NM and it has to
    be grown as a tropical because the winter is harsh...


    Cheers....Joe
     
  4. adamstoner

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    Thanks jimmyq, that is good point on the time line I will have to get it done.
    still thinking of returning and getting a tree that the roots wont surface and give problems later. not sure wich tree that might be. I am fixing to start looking into what a root barrier consist of.
    thanks, adam
     
  5. adamstoner

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    Joe, I live in corpus christi tx. No problems with harsh winters here, at least for the most part. I too looked at the little gems but since were I am putting my tree is a large area I thought the southern would be best.
    thanks, adam
     
  6. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    'Little Gem' is a southern magnolia.
     

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