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There are a couple of problems with your description of how you're going to plant this tree. First, no plant should be planted less than a foot (as a minimum) away from a fence or wall, so if you mean the rootball when you say 'sit tightly' next to a fence, as the topgrowth continues to expand, it will all lean forwards to get away from the fence behind it ...


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I think it is Magnolia stellata: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnolia_stellata


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I'm not an ornithologist, but I think you are over-engineering. If you like magnolia, plant one. Various birds will use it to rest and as observation point to catch insects. Keep the garden most diverse as possible, so you will have more birds. If you go only for the plants you cited, you will get just berry eaters. You should instead attract also ...


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The light green areas are chlorosis, often an indication of iron or manganese deficiency. Magnolias are very quick in developing chlorosis if they don't have enough iron available - typically not because there is too little in the soil, but because the ph is too high, which binds the iron so that the plant can't pick it up. First, if you have hard water, ...


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Diagnosis from a picture is hard but I can make these observations: tree looks healthy with a reasonable branch structure no signs of previous trunk damage good practices have been followed by not letting grass grow up to the trunk it is mulched with a thin layer of pine needles, another good practice it is not staked which is another good practice and ...


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When you see branches growing towards the center they need to be pruned or told to grow outwards. When you have a vigorous branch with more vegetation than the branch is able to hold that branch needs to be un weighted by pruning back to an outward growing bud and when cut, the branch should rise with the loss of weight. I would lighten a few of those ...


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I have several Magnolia grandifloras, planted about 21 years ago. It took 12 years or so to bloom. Most blooms are pretty high in the trees (we are sort of in a jungle), so I planted some dwarf hybrid (don't know the variety) and it bloomed the second year, at about 8 feet tall. The blooms are not quite the giants of the Southern Magnolia but are much ...


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You've clarified that you did not use potting mix, you used soil with added gypsum, and that the pot you've used is open at the bottom. That added information points to more than one possible problem. First, if the pot is open at the bottom, and you did not dig over the soil beneath first, either the plant in the bottomless pot cannot take up sufficient ...


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I would advise you not to plant the tree at all for now. Just repot it in a larger container, and place it on a 1m high stand. Next year, use 60cm stand, and even larger container. The following year, use just a couple of bricks as the stand. And the following year, plant the plant. That way, you will always have 3m screen. Also, this will be much smaller ...


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In the ground, in 10-20 years, it should have a height between 1.5 to 2.5 metres, with a spread of 2.5-4 metres. The variation in possible size is down to weather conditions, soil suitability, and availability of water. That assumes, if the roots have been pruned, the plant grows away quite happily in its new situation. If too much root material has been ...


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Probably better to rake them up and dispose of them if there are that many - whilst they will break down over time, it does mean they'll be sitting there a while, and if the area is grassed, or there are plants covered in seed pods beneath, its not too healthy to leave them in situ.


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If you want to get the best from magnolias, treat them as lime-hating plants That means ericaceous compost, slow-release ericaceous fertilizer, and no hard tap water! They will certainly tolerate some lime, at least when grown directly in the ground in UK climate and weather conditions. But remember the general principle that whatever goes into a pot stays ...


3

Check the woody parts of the plant and underside of the leaves. It would have been useful to know what part of the world you're in, but I'm suspecting Magnolia Scale, which does look different depending which stage of growth the scales are in. Usually, you'll find brown to purplish scales with white cottony stuff exuding around them under the leaves and ...


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The first requirement for any magnolia is deep, humus rich soil which doesn't constantly dry out - it shouldn't be waterlogged though. Magnolias generally don't like chalky soil, so a neutral to acid ph is best. Most deciduous species and M. grandiflora tolerate some sun, but all benefit from light shade. There are two compact varieties you could plant, if ...


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Magnolias cuttings take a long time to root. Keeping a cutting in water for maybe 6 or 9 months isn't going to be problem-free. I guess somebody has found a "magic method" that works for them (or did work, the one and only time they tried it!) If you want to propagate magnolias, layering is easy and more reliable than cuttings, though it may take 12 months ...


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You can do some pruning now, its not quite too late as its early winter. However, heavy pruning all in one go is not advisable - deciduous magnolias can take a long time to recover from pruning, and hard pruning is likely to cause a lot of watershoots. If you want to reduce its size, the best way is to do it over 3 years, reducing the top branches and twigs ...


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Unfortunately, this is pretty hard to treat. In my experience you can combat this by spraying the plant with neem oil. Remove the leaves with the fuss and dispose of them in a plastic bag so they do not contaminate any other plants. Spray the tree once a week with the neem oil. Any leaves that are dead or yellowing prune off the tree. Then to strengthen the ...


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Most likely Magnolia soulangeana https://www.gardeningexpress.co.uk/s10622-magnolia-soulangeana-tulip-tree, but if it is, the flowers will eventually open out into saucer shapes. The other possibility is M. liliflora https://www.thespruce.com/growing-the-magnolia-iliflora-3269224 but this is less likely - it doesn't get as large as M. soulangeana.


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White House's History Magnolias The Betty is my guess and it is a guess! Can't see the petal tips. And they just took one down last year I guess planted by Andrew Jackson and that one was Magnolia grandiflora which is white and evergreen. This will give you some ideas at least. 5 great magnolias to consider


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Looking forward to seeing the area you intend to plant these Magnolias. Concrete makes soil much more alkaline, lawns like this, not sure about Magnolias but since they love acid soils of the Northwest, I have a feeling that the concrete won't be that great. And as they grow, the roots can bust up concrete...etc. Magnolias are great WAY out in the ...


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Well yes and no. Magnolias generally have their feeder roots spread out not far beneath the soil, usually out to the edge of the drip line (where the rain drips from the leaves), though they may spread out further. They do not like root disturbance either, and that's something to bear in mind if you want to plant anything under its canopy, but there will be ...


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It looks bad, but here in east Texas the damndeer (that is one word here) like to rub the velvet from the new antlers on smooth bark trees like magnolias. They have removed as much bark as shown on your tree from a couple trees. I just looked and after about 5 years it is not easy to see where the damage was. I put loose wire fences around the trees to stop ...


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Angel, what part of the world are you in? I ask because Magnolia champaca is a beautiful tropical to semi-tropical tree. If you don't live where M. champaca are naturally grow and you had the tree outdoors, it's possible the winter was colder than usual in your area and the tree was killed. Please provide more info to your location (be specific - don't name ...


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They will deteriorate,especially with help of a lawn mower. It depends on what yard you want ; for a smooth "golf course" lawn ,pick them up. I have a poor lawn so don't care;I planted about 8 southern magnolias, the southern pines,sweetgums were already here. So before mowing there are magnolia pods,pine cones and sweetgum balls all over ,after ...


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They will break apart, but very slowly - it may take two years. However, instead of disposing them, you can do some useful things with them. If you or your friend keep frog tanks, you can use magnolia seed pods there: http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/general-discussion/84047-who-uses-magnolia-seed-pods.html#/topics/84047?page=1 I now have them in many ...


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