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Do This With Your Magnolia Flower Buds So They Bloom Year After Year
Many things can cause magnolias not to bloom. Planting your magnolia tree in the right location and correctly caring for it can ensure that it blossoms and thrives year after year.
Magnolias need full sun because without adequate sunlight they can't produce the energy needed to create flower buds, resulting in a lack of blossoms.
These trees also need well-draining, slightly acidic soil. If magnolias are planted in waterlogged or clayey soil, they will grow poorly and may not produce flowers at all.
Additionally, over-fertilizing can cause your magnolia to put more energy into producing foliage rather than devoting its resources to creating blooms.
Magnolias are sensitive to below-freezing temperatures and wind. If you decide to plant a magnolia, choose one that will do well in your zone to ensure it blooms every year.
The best time to prune your magnolia tree is after the blossoms have faded. This gives your tree time to heal and helps ensure that you don't accidentally trim off any buds.