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can you prune a magnolia tree


By Winston

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom Gb

we have a large magnolia tree and have never attempted to prune it please could anyone advise if it is possible



I prune mine when i think it's getting too big, the only downside to pruning, Is that you may lose the following years flowers, or depending on how hard you prune, have less flowers.


21 Jun, 2009


Extract from one of my gardening encyclopaedias:
Cut back untidy plants and remove dead wood in late summer, or after flowering for deciduous species and in spring for evergreens. Hard prune only mature specimens; do this in Spring. Hope that helps.

22 Jun, 2009

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