Magnolia Tree Planting, Trimming and Care

magnolia tree careThe Art of Magnolia tree care.

Magnolia trees are common in the Low Country and they are prized worldwide for their flowers and forms. An easily recognizable broad-leafed evergreen tree, the magnolia is best known for its fragrant white blossoms that can easily reach 12 inches in diameter. The magnolia can attain heights of 90 feet or more with circumferences of more than 12 feet, and even larger trees are found in South Carolina, Mississippi and Louisiana where the climate is ideal for such growth.

The magnolia tree grows wild in many areas, thriving naturally in a host of warm weather environments. It is also popular as an ornamental in gardens. When gardeners and property owners keep a magnolia as an ornamental tree, it must be tended carefully to maintain an attractive shape and not overshadow other plants and shrubs, which can happen despite the tree’s relatively slow rate of growth.

 

Pruning and Shaping a Magnolia

Absolute Tree Company has the knowledge and experience to prune, trim and shape Magnolia trees. Magnolias do not require very much pruning except to shape the tree and remove failing limbs or branches. Pruning mature trees can lead to potential disease issues because older trees are less likely to heal properly. Even younger trees should not be pruned indiscriminately, although careful tending and pruning will stimulate new growth and more prolific flowering, especially if done at the right time of year and with the utmost care.

When to Prune a Magnolia Tree

For magnolias that bloom in early spring, the best time for pruning is soon after the tree has finished blooming. This can be late spring or early summer, depending on the climatic zone. Pruning too late in the season will result in fewer blossoms the following spring. This does not apply to the removal or dead or dying limbs, which are better taken care of sooner than later.

Absolute Tree Company offers the very best in Magnolia Tree Care services.

We have all of the necessary equipment, man-power and experience to do the job right – every time. We pride ourselves on quality work and we invite you to check out our Charleston Tree Removal reviews.

No matter what your tree service needs are, from removal to trimming to pruning, planting and more – make Absolute Tree Company your choice of Charleston or Mount Pleasant arborist.

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