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SparklesJDSparklesJD Posts: 344



We inherited this magnolia (obviously it's not flowering anymore).

It's growing at a very fast rate and the leaves are now enormous, so I'm worried how big it's going to get - I know they vary a lot in size.

If I need to move it out of it's current position (between a laurel and a holly), when would be the best time of year?


  • SparklesJDSparklesJD Posts: 344


    Pictures from today.

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,741

    It is always difficult to identify magnolias as there are so many. Apart from Stellata - which your magnolia isn't - one of the commonest is Magnolia soulangeana and these do indeed grow huge. The best time to move them is late Spring so I reckon if you did it immediately it should be ok. Make sure when you replant that the plant stays at the same depth in its new lolcation.

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  • SparklesJDSparklesJD Posts: 344

    Thanks Ladybird, I was thrilled when I discovered it, but it hasn't got much room where it is!

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