I've got a 10 year old Magnolia grandiflora that flowered last year for the first time.
If I manage to propagate it by layering, would the new plant have flowers the first year after separating from the mother plant? Or would I have to wait certain number of years again? In such case, would I have to wait another 10 years, or perhaps 2-3 years?
Is ability to flower affected by the age of the plant's "branch material" only, or perhaps also by size of roots, age of roots, etc.?