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Wait until the dormant season to prune your star magnolia. February is a wise time to prune, but don't wait until March, as this is when blossoming stumpcutter.buzzg: Belmont MA. Sep 21, Prune Star Magnolia. Wait until the dormant season to prune your star magnolia. Pruning later, during the growing season, causes the bark to ooze sap -- a sloppy look, though it's not hazardous to the shrub's health.

A light trim in late summer, after the growing season, is also safe. This keeps stems healthy for new blooming next stumpcutter.buzzg: Belmont MA. Jul 02, Trees, Shrubs and Conifers; pruning a star magnolia; pruning a star magnolia. Watch Reply. More. Mark unread; Skip to new; Mark unread Print Skip to new. laurawege Wayland, MA(Zone 6a) Jun 29, I have this star magnolia that looks like a big green ball it is so dense that you can't see the ground under it and I want to see that there is a Missing: Belmont MA.

Subscribe star magnolia is something yo Missing: Belmont MA. Sep 21, Repeated or annual pruning on a star magnolia is a bad practice and likely will ruin the natural structure of the shrub and create uneven flowering in springtime.

Tip If a branch is greater than 1/2-inch in diameter and needs to be removed, use a loppers rather than a small hand-held stumpcutter.buzzg: Belmont MA. May 20, These magnolias can be pruned all over to encourage denser growth. Prune in early spring and keep the plants well watered.

The trees may be growing in too much shade, which is why they are leggy. JenniferMissing: Belmont MA. Mar 31, Pruning and Care Tips.

For one thing, magnolia trees do not heal as well as most trees from pruning cuts which can lead to the introduction of diseases, and, for another, you can easily spoil the looks of a magnolia tree by getting carried away in pruning it.

The plant blooms on old wood (last year's growth), so prune it more or less immediately after blossoming to avoid losing next year's flowers. People don't generally prune magnolias much (although M. stellata is sometimes a bit more tolerant of pruning than other members of its genus). If desired, you can prune away the lower growth Missing: Belmont MA.