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Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Nelson, Jan 27, 2003.

  1. Nelson

    Nelson LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 278

    Little help please....

    I plantes a Magnolia that i dug up from the woods about
    1.5 Month"s ago....

    I live in a rural area where I have permission to get any
    tree I desire 2 have....

    My question is ....all the leaves have fallen off....Is this
    ok for a newly planted wild Magnolia?

    I watered it when I first planted it....any thing I should
    be concerned about???

    Also I am also thinking about some beautiful Palm tree's
    also that I have seen in the woods...Or should I wait til

    Your help is appreciated.......
  2. Nelson

    Nelson LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 278

    I'm Sorry

    I Planted a Magnolia..... Spell Check...
  3. grassdaddy

    grassdaddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 565

    I planted 2 magnolia in nov. mine has grown a good foot and not shed a leaf.this is the perfect time to transplant,your trees have me puzzled.Did you apply any root stimulator?:confused:
  4. mulchmonkey2000

    mulchmonkey2000 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    you didn't overwater did you? :(
  5. Nelson

    Nelson LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 278

    I do not feel that I did? The leaves stayed on the tree for several weeks.....

    Then we had a few bad winds + deep freezes????
  6. One Degree

    One Degree LawnSite Member
    Posts: 29

    Magnolias like a moist-well drained, slightly acidic soil. They can not be over watered or can not go through periods of drought. It is best if the tree was placed in sun-part shade. If the tree was placed in a polluted enviornment it will do poorly and possibly die. It is best to transplant in late winter- early spring on magnolias. I would do a scratch test on the bark with a knife. If it is still green than the tree may have a chance. If brown then you might need to start over. Also probe the soil to see if it is to wet or dry. Good luck.

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