s/e wisconsin climate on Jane Magnolia

monsterfilmerMay 22, 2009

We recently planted a Jane Magnolia in our side yard... it gets full to moderate sun. It did well for a couple weeks but now the flowers are falling off(yet the plant itself is still healthy). I have no experience with magnolias. Is this normal and when do they bloom/how long do the flowers usually last?

thanks in advance.

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pondwelr(z5 WI)

I'm not familiar with the particular Species 'Jane', but know that Magnolias have (like all spring bloomers) very short bloom times. Pair that with some windy and wild weather, and that is how long the flowers last. Many of my neighbors have Mags, and all have lost their blooms during the high winds weather we had lately in SE WI.

I planted an equally small tree at patio edge, called Tamarix, (which is a nasty wild shrub/tree in western states) but it is tall, whispy, and oh, so lovely in my SE
WI yard. It has magenta (teeny) florets nearly all summer.
Very few trees have that attribute. Next, I will try a smoke bush, I think.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2009 at 1:04PM
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Thanks. I've been noticing around town that all the magnolias are losing their flowers. I think ours lost it's flowers so soon because it is so small. But it is getting a second batch of flowers on it, meaning it went bare and is coming into bloom for the second time.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2009 at 8:52AM
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