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lizgowlizgow Posts: 4

Bare rooted magnolias planted March show no growth. Any hope????

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,007

    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.

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    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.

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  • lizgowlizgow Posts: 4

    Thank you....there is hope. 

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    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?

    Last edited: 20 May 2017 14:48:08

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • lizgowlizgow Posts: 4

    Yes....one bud and leaf just coming on one plant. Scotland a bit behind maybe.

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