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May 25, With magnolia trees, removing healthy, if unattractive, branches may cause more harm than good.
You should never prune more than 1/3 of the tree at once, so always start with branches that are either dying or already dead. When in doubt, be conservative with what you trim. Magnolias are very sensitive to pruning%. 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. Train into the proper shape during the first few years of the bush’s growth.
May 20, 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.
This strong new growth would quickly block out the view with dense shrubmulching.barted Reading Time: 4 mins.