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Beginner Gardening Questions: my white magnolia never flowers

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blandford
randburg
South Africa

November 12, 2012
7:09 AM

Post #9331007

I planted a white magnolia some 7 years ago, it looks perfectly healthy and grows larger every year, but it never flowers.
Is there anything I can do to 'prod' it into doing something.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 20, 2012
7:46 PM

Post #9338704

evergreen or deciduous?
nelsoncastro
Victoria
Australia

November 21, 2012
7:06 PM

Post #9339477

Hello there blandford, The first thing you need to do is to verify the variety of Magnolia you have. Flowers are part of the natural reproductive cycle of plants. Depending on the type and variety of plant, flowers come forth at different times of the year based on various climatic cues. The magnolia flowers early, blooming in March or sometimes even late February (depending on the region).

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 21, 2012
7:44 PM

Post #9339524

As far as I know the DECIDUOUS ones flower early. the evergreen ones, more so in summer. (North America so I could be all wrong!!!)
I have a Little Gem evergreen magnolia. I have had it about 18 years so I cannot remember how soon it bloomed.
blandford
randburg
South Africa

November 22, 2012
9:54 PM

Post #9340310

It's an evergreen shrub, currently about 3 metres tall.

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

December 1, 2012
6:48 PM

Post #9347249

blandford should post some images of this plant. That would help in the identification of the species, and then in recommendations for cultural care.

Do you spend any time pruning this plant?
nelsoncastro
Victoria
Australia

December 4, 2012
3:53 PM

Post #9349873

Can you attach images of your plant to help you with your problem.
blandford
randburg
South Africa

December 7, 2012
7:38 AM

Post #9352141

Here are some photos of the Magnolia that never flowers

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