Bare rooted magnolias planted March show no growth. Any hope????
Have you given them a bucket of water each week. ?
Even established plants have been struggling these last few weeks. What little rain we have had here has not even penetrated. Try scraping a branch with a thumb nail to see if it is green underneath.
Agree with fidget. The suppliers are a bit naughty sending bare root trees out so late and I have a couple of 'Lucky Red' bare root magnolias sent about then which are still alive (thumbnail test as above) but are still dormant. I suspect they were kept in cold storage. If so, they will just be behind and as long as regularly watered should wake up eventually.
Thank you....there is hope.
lizgow, just to let you know my 'Lucky Red' (aka 'Red Lucky' it seems!) have finally started to show signs of life - the buds are now swelling noticably and a leaf has appeared from the largest bud. How are yours getting on?
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Yes....one bud and leaf just coming on one plant. Scotland a bit behind maybe.