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I have a planting pocket at the front of my victorian house that will be ideal for a climber to be a dramatic feature wending its way up an external chimney breast,However the chimney breast measures barely 6 feet wide. Is this too narrow to plant and prune a magnolia grandiflora? Would heavy pruning over the years benefit or limit flower production? jp


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You should be able to keep a 'Little Gem' Magnolia within bounds, Guest, but the planting pocket should extend at least 2 feet away from the chimney, to avoid root and foundation troubles.

7 Sep, 2010

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