what to do if my magnolia was damaged.

Discussion in 'Magnoliaceae' started by bellaforbaby, May 30, 2004.

  1. bellaforbaby

    bellaforbaby Member

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    I have a dwarf magnolia little gem that was cracked in half with the ice storm in the winter. it is still growing leaves, but no blooms this year...will it ever get as big as a tree now that it has lost half its height? what should we do? should we put it in a pot instead?
     
  2. mr.shep

    mr.shep Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Hi Bellaforbaby:

    I think it may be helpful for you to provide an image or two
    of the tree and its damage for an arborist to better give you
    an idea as to how to care for the damage. Personally, I
    would not move the plant from its current location.

    Our Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem' just started blooming
    for us in the last 10-14 days. This variety blooms a little later
    than typical Grandifloras. Technically, Little Gem is a semi
    dwarf selection. Ours is about 15' tall and columnar in its
    growth habit. It does not grow to become a round headed
    tree like most of the Grandifloras will but stays relatively
    angular (tall and narrow) and compact.

    Jim
     

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