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Magnolia Tree

I have a Magnolia tree planted for a few years. I am wondering why it doesn't produce any blooms. I don't know the exact name, but it is huge. It gets plenty of water, but just hasn't ever had any flowers. Can anyone help me with this? I have had this planted for at least 5 or 6 years. :(
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Super Green Thumb
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Joined: Tue May 06, 2008 11:02 pm
Location: El Cerrito, CA

Where are you located? Does it rain very much? How hot/cold does it get?

Magnolias are most strongly associated, in the U.S., with the Southeast due to its prevailing humidity, warm/hot summers, and generally hard-freeze-free winters.

There are some growing here in the S.F. Bay Area, but they don't look as robust, to me, as the ones in the South. (Lived 7 years in Atlanta, other years in Texas and Florida, visited the rest of the South. MIL has an unhappy magnolia in her front yard.)

Cynthia H.
Sunset Zone 17, USDA Zone 9

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