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By Clint

United Kingdom Gb

Should my Magnolia tree be flowering at this time of the
year? and can I prune it after the leaves have gone?



Should be flowering = no, can it = yes.

Pruning should be avoided as Magnolia just does not tolerate it and will sulk and may not flower next year. if you really need to keep it in check then do so but you make not get flowers. Wait till late autumn/early winter - say December.

14 Aug, 2012


many magnolias will throw the odd flower out at this time of year, so nothing unusual.
as for pruning I dont unless it gets out of its space. I have pruned after flowering in the spring.

14 Aug, 2012


Don't prune magnolias when there is a threat of getting frost in the cuts. As SBG says, after the spring flowering is probably the best time

14 Aug, 2012

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