help with magnolia trimming

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by turfeater, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. turfeater

    turfeater LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 166

    a customer wants it trimmed now,, while its in bloom ..its 13' or so and he wants to cut it back to 8' .. white flowers ,,ohio not sure as to variety.

    is this a bad time ..? should i wait till its done blooming ? He said he would wait if it will hurt it .. It,s healthly ..thanks already ron
  2. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Messages: 5,407

    That is tricky... usually you prune after it blooms. But if you prune it now it will definately come back w/ some new spring growth.
  3. flascaper

    flascaper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    I use to prune Mags for a nursery down here in Florida and we always cut back before spring to fill in voids.

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