Magnolias are a timeless, classic tree here in the south. Plant magnolias in a sunny location. Except for the Southern magnolia, the trees don't cast a dense shadow and are ideal for general landscape use and as lawn specimens.
1. Dig a hole at least twice the width of the root ball.
2. Using Pike Planting Mix combine one part natural soil and one part planting mix.
3. Place a small handful of E.B. Stone Sure Start in the bottom of the hole and incorporate into the soil.
4. Make sure the top of the original root ball is one inch above ground level.
5. Firmly tap soil to remove any air pockets.
6. Water in with Bonide Plant Starter.
For optimum growth, feed regularly. Feed annually with E.B. Stone All Purpose Fertilizer.
Keep soil moist to the touch. A regular watering schedule will help magnolias flourish.
Magnolias require very little or no pruning. Only prune to:
1. Remove damaged, diseased or dead branches.
2. Shape the tree.
3. Control the height.
Magnolias look best when allowed to grow naturally.