Sep 21, Prune a second time in mid-summer to cut back on the current season's growth. Cut down limbs that are noticeably longer than other branches and trim all branches back to a size that is appropriate to your yard or garden. Warning. Magnolia bushes cannot withstand a Missing: Springfield VA.
May 25, Depending on your climate and variety, this could be in spring or summer. The time after the first bloom is the only time you should do any significant pruning on your magnolia tree.
Do not prune in winter or early spring, as the tree may not produce any blossoms the following year. The tree will also be more susceptible to disease%. May 20, It loses its leaves in the fall, and in spring the star-shape blooms appear on bare branches (plant it in front of evergreens or a dark-colored wall to really help the flowers stand out).
Prune your star magnolia after it blooms to help shape it Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins. May 20, I am not sure where you are, but don’t prune the magnolia in the hot weather – probably autumn is a good time or better wait until winter when the magnolia is bare and you can better see the branch structure. Of course pruning at this time will remove shrubcleanup.buzzted Reading Time: 4 mins.
Sep 21, Wait until the dormant season to prune your star magnolia. Pruning later, during the growing season, causes the bark to ooze sap -- a sloppy look, though it's not hazardous to the shrub's health. A light trim in late summer, after the growing season, is also shrubcleanup.buzzg: Springfield VA.
Mar 05, It's a wee bit unusual of a Magnolia as it has what appear to be 5 or 7 leaders and they all start low, almost like a bush.
From what I've read already here, and elsewhere, no more than a 1/3, to minimal pruning is tolerated by these trees and that it's best done in spring after the blooms have fallen.)Missing: Springfield VA.