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By Bernard

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom Gb

The Autumn before last I bought and planted two Magnolia soulangeanum. The next spring they both flowered well and I was pleasantly surprised as they were quite young plants. This year, only one has flowered (see picture) and has one branch with no flowers as it is confused with the background planting. The other one has no flowers, but seems healthy and is producing a good crop of leaves. My question is whether there is a reason for this and is it something I should worry about?
Looking forward to your replies.




Bernard, I think that you were probably lucky to have them flower last year. They look smaller than mine, which after a good 5yrs produced one bloom last year and has just now flowered with a sparce 15! If the leaves look healthy all should be well. I think with some magnolias they take a while to get their act together. We did threaten ours with the chop, you could try that!

7 Apr, 2011

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