Plant the young Southern magnolia plants outdoors after all danger of frost passes the.
Jun 15, The first step in propagating magnolia trees from cuttings is to take cuttings in the summer after the buds set. Using a knife or pruner sterilized in denatured alcohol, cut 6- to 8-inch ( cm.) growing tips of branches as cuttings.
Place the cuttings in water as you take them. Jan 15, To remove your Southern Magnolia from the container it was growing in first squeeze the sides of the container to loosen root ball.
Then, firmly grasp the base of the trunk and try to gently lift and remove the root ball from the container.
Pruning in the winter will allow you to better see the structure of the tree and prevent pruning damage.
If the root ball is stuck in the container either use a snipping tool or utility knife to cut the container away. Cut semihardwood stems from a healthy Southern magnolia, each stem measuring 4 to 6 inches in length. A semihardwood stem is one that is flexible but breaks when the stem is bent sharply.
Sep 21, Prune southern magnolia in the off-season, when it is not blooming. Pruning in the winter will allow you to better see the structure of the tree and prevent pruning damage. Use pruning shears on the thinnest of branches and graduate up to a pruning saw or chain saw for thick limbs. Achieve a clean cut to prevent bark damage.