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Apr 25, Michelia figo, aka Port wine magnolia, responds well to pruning. Wait until after it has finished flowering and prune to maintain the shape that you want. Pruning results in a more bushy plant. Mine grows vigourously and it is pruned every year - it is one of my favourites.

That way, you can prune and shape the new growth without cutting off all the flower buds. The port wine magnolia, as seen in our segment, is an excellent choice for a flowering hedge.

It does flower on old wood, and it produces heavily perfumed, small flowers in spring. Plant details. Common name: Port wine magnolia.

They benefit from an application of complete fertiliser in spring as new growth resumes.

Botanic name: Michelia figo. When pruning a magnolia, it is advisable to begin by removing any dead, broken or sickly limbs from the tree, not just for aesthetic purposes but to improve overall health and well-being. After this, limbs may be trimmed or removed to achieve a desired shape. Sep 21, Prune up to 1/3 of a magnolia bush each season all the way back to the ground to encourage new growth from the base of the plant. Try to remove even amounts of branches from all around the bush to keep the bush even and the branches properly spaced.

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May 20, This is a common scenario and trees usually come off second best to the view. Pruning the magnolias however was not going to give a good outcome for the homeowners, the view or the tree. When a magnolia is pruned it loses its naturally rounded shape. Where the stems are cut the plant sends up vertical growth. A Port Wine Magnolia in bud. When in bloom, the port wine magnolia adds a sweet scent to the air. It has small, insignificant creamy-purple flowers throughout the year, so catching a waft of scent is often the first sign that the shrub is back in bloom.

The perfume of this flower is often described as having the scent of Juicy Fruit chewing gum. Completely agree with @Adam_W re his thoughts on your wish for a Port Wine Magnolia hedge. The tip pruning as he suggested is very important to get and keep the plants in check so they bush up rather than head for the sky!

Your location should be OK frost-wise being coastal but the trees might need some wind protection (hot and cold) until they. Mar 05, Hesitate to use the word prune, or even trim, but wife and I would like to nip this one back a little. Any thoughts or recommendations are gratefully appreciated. It's a wee bit unusual of a Magnolia as it has what appear to be 5 or 7 leaders and they all start low, almost like a bush.