Posts Tagged ‘magnolia’

Unreliable Magnolia Blooms

Q: My parents planted a store-bought magnolia tree ten years ago. It has never bloomed or even shown buds. My Mom is still around and would love to have blooms. A: Magnolias are famously recalcitrant in blooming. One may do...

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Fig

Ficus carica Figs suffer from winter damage in some parts of the Southeast but their soft, luscious fruit is prized for preserves and fresh eating. With protection, Figs can be grown as far north as Zone 7a. Zones 8a and...

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Magnolia – Transplanting from the Woods

One plants magnolias grown from seed only after deciding if it is really worth the effort. It is possible that the seedling came from an “ugly” magnolia. You won’t realize this, of course, until a decade has passed and the...

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Magnolia – Care

Magnolias are fast growing trees and grow well in Georgia in full sun. They are also more tolerant of heavy shade than are most evergreen trees. If you expect maximum growth, prepare the soil well before planting. A hole approximately...

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Scale – on Magnolia

Q: My saucer magnolia is covered in wasps and dirt daubers. Also there seems to be some nodule type growths on the stems that I can pick off with a fingernail. Are these two events related? A: If you have...

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Gardenia, Holly, Magnolia, Azalea, Camellia – Yellow Leaves in Spring

Q: Some of my Gardenia bushes have yellow leaves. Is this an iron deficiency ? What do you recommend ? A: It is common in spring to see yellow leaves on gardenia, holly and Southern magnolia. The phenomenon is caused...

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