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SATNIGHTS
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Member since Jan 2008
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Magnolia “shoots”
I have a magnolia that has shoots of branches growing out of the base. I usually cut them back but they keep on coming. Any ideas on how to tame them?


ItzMe1972
Member since Dec 2013
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re: Magnolia “shoots”
Is it a full size magnolia or a dwarf variety?


SATNIGHTS
LSU Fan
Red Stick
Member since Jan 2008
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re: Magnolia “shoots”
Full size. If I could figure out how to post a pic I could show you. It’s about 30’


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BiggerBear
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Redbone Country
Member since Sep 2011
2513 posts

re: Magnolia “shoots”
I just mow over mine.


ItzMe1972
Member since Dec 2013
5913 posts

re: Magnolia “shoots”
Is the tree healthy with good growth on the top?


SATNIGHTS
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Member since Jan 2008
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SATNIGHTS
LSU Fan
Red Stick
Member since Jan 2008
1907 posts

re: Magnolia “shoots”
I would say relatively healthy.


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SATNIGHTS
LSU Fan
Red Stick
Member since Jan 2008
1907 posts

re: Magnolia “shoots”
I tried that but they are to high up the trunk.


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cgrand
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Member since Oct 2009
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re: Magnolia “shoots”
southern magnolias will branch all the way down to the roots if you let them, that is their natural shape. your tree is sprouting where the lower limbs were pruned, because it was not pruned flush to the trunk most likely.

get a sharp pair of hand pruners and prune the spouts off flush to the trunk. at that point if there are any nubs remaining from the old limbs, saw those off flush as well.

you can then paint a horticultural cut sealer over that area if you want


SATNIGHTS
LSU Fan
Red Stick
Member since Jan 2008
1907 posts

re: Magnolia “shoots”
Thanks!


ItzMe1972
Member since Dec 2013
5913 posts

re: Magnolia “shoots”
Google branch collar to see where to trim. Don’t flush cut completely!


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