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    12 / 19 / 2018

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Hi, I am pretty sure these are Jane Magnolias. They are large – too large in my opinion given the distance between the trees and my house. Is it possible to cut these down to say 5 feet – similar to how crepe myrtles are sometimes pruned – without damaging the Jane Magnolias? If it is okay to cut them down in that way, when’s the best time of year to cut/prune?


  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    You’re welcome!

    December 21st, 2018 at 7:37am

  • jchris Leaf Lover says:

    thank you

    December 20th, 2018 at 9:18pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    This link is for crepe myrtle, but still good advice for general landscaping with ornamental woody plants.

    December 20th, 2018 at 11:17am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    More video link for pruning ornamental tree.

    December 20th, 2018 at 10:25am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    According to sources, magnolia rarely need pruning. You can thin out the multiple trunks for a leaner shape. You want to preserve its natural shape and not to use the ‘top off’ method. The be best time to prune is right after flowering. Check out these links for when & how to prune magnolia. Best wishes!

    December 20th, 2018 at 10:26am

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