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Common diseases for magnolias include verticillium wilt, fungal leaf spot.

Aug 08, Prune the tree immediately after planting. If the tulip magnolia is purchased as a bare-root tree and some of the roots are damaged, prune off about 1/3 of the canopy right after planting to help compensate for the reduction in healthy roots. Do not cut the tip off of the top of the central leader or main trunk of the tree%.

Remove wayward branches, branches that cross or dead wood in late winter or late summer. Avoid pruning tulip magnolia when the sap is running freely. Jul 21, Prune the tulip magnolia from the top down so you can create a graduated shape. Space the main scaffold branches at least 18 to 24 inches apart.

Use a saw to remove any of the large wood that is closer than that or that is crossing other wood. Sep 21, Prune up to 1/3 of a magnolia bush each season all the way back to the ground to encourage new growth from the base of the plant. Try to remove even amounts of branches from all around the bush to keep the bush even and the branches properly spaced. Jan 20, How To Plant, Prune, Fertilize, Water & Care For Tulip Or Star Magnolia Trees.

Posted by Brent Wilson on 1/20/ to Fertilizing & Watering Tips. Planting & Caring For Deciduous Magnolias. When planted right and in the right spot, deciduous Magnolias, commonly called tulip trees or star magnolias, are exceptionally easy-to-grow and care for. Jun 15, Jun 15, You need to prune dead and sick branches and also branches fighting for the same space.

Magnolias are slow growers, so don't get frustrated with it. Can you show a picture? Helpful Reply. Kar on Jun 15, Thanks,Mark. Helpful Reply. Bryan's Workshop on Jun 16, Hello, that Mark Helpful is to click for helpful answers. Tulip, Japanese or saucer magnolias Magnolia x soulangeana are deciduous trees that grow to a height of 20 to 25 feet to m and produce huge, fragrant.