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magnolia laevifolia 'snowbird'

Posted by klew Z7b/8, NE PDX, OR (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 27, 12 at 17:13

Formerly M. dianica 'Snowbird', even more formerly Michelia yunnanensis 'Snowbird'

Want to move 3' tall, 5 year-old shrub. I'd appreciate thoughts on when, how, things to watch out for. If I don't move it, this lovely lady will be living behind the compost bin, hidden from view & from sun.

Currently quite healthy & lusciously flowering it's little heart out.

Thanks, as always.

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RE: magnolia laevifolia 'snowbird'

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Fri, Apr 27, 12 at 21:31

Try in August or September after the new shoots have stopped growing.

RE: magnolia laevifolia 'snowbird'

I moved my much larger (10-foot) Little Gem, another evergreen magnolia, two autumns ago. It took last year off, but is looking good so far this year. You shouldn't have to damage nearly as many roots as I did.

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