Magnolia

clairehavenclairehaven Posts: 2
I planted a magnolia stellata in March this year. It was flowering when we got it. Now the leaves are not really growing and are a pale green yellow colour and brown. What can I do to improve it? Does it need feeding?

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,217
    If it is new this year, it will need a bucket of water a week through the summer (Excepting this week).  If you add some miracle grow for acid lovers it will love you for it. If you are on chalky soil, it will never be happy, they need neutral to acid soil.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • clairehavenclairehaven Posts: 2
    Thank you I was thinking to get a magnolia feed? 
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,590
    Sounds like chlorosis caused by iron deficiency ; treat it to a good dose of Sequestrene or something similar .
    Lime-rich soils are often lacking in iron ; this may be the cause of your problem .
    Nothing serious to worry about , the results of treatment can be quite dramatic .
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,217
    Any feed described as being for ericaceous or acid lovers. Most have sequestrene in .
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
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