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I’m sure there it gets colder than other places. When you’re ready to grow a magnolia tree from seed, you should plant the seeds in spring, either directly in the ground or in pots. seeds? I have some magnolia seeds if any one would like them. Drizzle water around the base of the stem to settle the perlite against it. I’ll be happy to send seeds to anyone that’s in need of them and want to grow their own The genus Magnolia includes a variety of trees and shrubs cultivated for their large, showy flowers and graceful form. Hi. This deciduous shrub thrives in full to partial sun. It really looked sad. The sweetbay magnolia (Magnolia virginiana) is a flowering tree or shrub that can be either evergreen or deciduous depending on the USDA Zone where it is grown. Measure 1 tablespoon of 0.2 percent IBA rooting hormone and spread it on a sheet of paper. I noticed them all over the driveway one day and I had to surf the net to find out what was going on with our tree. I’ve never done anything like this. Quick facts. The tree has little small holes up and down the trunk, (hundreds). I can’t wait to plant my seeds. I have lots if seeds from a southern magnolia. We’ve had our magnolia tree for 12 years,since moving into our current address. We have looked and ask nurseries all over the US for another but so far it seems a misery as to it’s origin. I would be so excited to have them grow. 1936 NW Tyler I had two separate groups of pots with seeds. I have not heard of pink variety of magnolia grandiflora, tell me more? I’ve got two seed pods from a friend that gave to me. Bedfordshire When the trees were about 6-8ft tall there was one that had beautiful pink flowers. This is an example of a type species, which is a plant that is considered to be the prime example for species in a genus. My daughter started climbing her when she was 3. Growing guide How to grow magnolias. 66608. If anyone needs some seeds, feel free to email me and I can send you some once our pods start opening. Magnolia seed pods can be collected in mid-September through October. All rights reserved. The seeds are dried. Can someone who has excess seeds of magnolia grandiflora send me a hundred or so? They’re generally pest- and disease-free, and they don’t need pruning unless there’s a broken branch. also a girl) Lulu just showed up here a year ago and still here. I bet NATURE doesn’t do that. Much to our surprise Maggie put out shoots following year. I didn’t know if I should scarify as well as stratify the seeds. Great instructions. But! This is the first year we have had seed pods and it is a joy to see them our tree is about 35 years old. Mar 22, 2017 - If you are interested in propagating magnolia trees, you have various options. Gather a 6-inch-long cutting from the tip of a healthy, vigorous side branch. My husband wants to trim our Magnolia tree because the trunk is small but the branches are full. Seems like if biology/nature/whatever you believe in wants it to be top heavy then it’ll be top heavy just fine. There was a magnolia tree here on our property when we bought our current house in May 2017. You can propagate this magnolia by taking cuttings or planting the seeds. Good luch Magnolia Lovers! Can they still grow are dried? We live in a historic part of San Marcos in Texas – these magical and gorgeous Magnolia seeds decorate our sidewalks in October. Thank you so much…. The large roots will start to emerge from the ground and casue problems when mowing or rakinging. I planted several magnolias from seeds given to us. Regards Appreciate great instructions my seeds are in my fridge can’t wait until spring in Tennessee the trees I took them off of are over 80 feet tall . Kathy, I planted a magnolia tree about 5 years ago and the height is about 2′. I believe the tree had been planted about 4 years prior to us moving in. Plus weather in northern england is pretty miserable so am I best trying to grown them in a greenhouse/conservatory?? I live in Kansas so they are not readily available in these parts. Will they grow in Illinois? Thanks. The seeds came from a Magnolia Little Gem. Magnolia trees develop suckers, which can be removed and planted to begin a new tree sprout. The recommended auxin, or plant hormone, used to encourage rooting also varies by species. Adrian. After 12 months: My question: When the small plants outgrow the little pots and no longer fit on my window sill, then is it better for them to spend the winter in the cold outdoors with sun, or in the garage, which is protected, and has a window facing the south, but will give them almost no direct sunlight? I may never see it as today is my 79th birthday. She knows I have always wanted one. His extensive hands-on experience and understanding of the industry make him the go-to source for all things having to do with the home – from advice on simple repairs, to complete remodels, to helping homeowners prepare their homes for extreme weather and seasons. Hi, Heather! Look for magnolia cones that are already opening up and releasing the seeds. We don’t get many seeds since competition with the squirrels is tough and it’s the only magnolia in the area. I am in Arkansas and discovered a lot of treasure pods with seeds still in tact. Hi everyone or anyone. Or just follow directions for next spring? I have 3 magnolia tree I pick some seed today I am going to put it into a pot and start selling the plants , I will sell them very cheap , I lost my job over seven years , am a house maker , and I need a money to help my self , am from the carribian Trinidad , I know how to grow all plant , but if anyone need some seed I will like to send it to them . Do you have to put the Magnolia seed in the peet moss and sand immeditely after takeing the red off and wiping the seed off with sandpaper? Around Oct 2013 I planted about 100 seeds that I collected. And yet it flourishes. Propagate magnolias from cuttings several weeks after the last flower has faded. This removes protective oils and makes it easier for the seed to break open and sprout. Well-established plants can be moderately drought tolerant. William C. Welch, a horticultural professor at Texas A & M University, recommends cuttings from full-size trees as the best way to propagate as the flowers may bloom within a few years of propagation while seedlings may not bloom for as many as 20 years. and PREPARING the red seeds. I wouldn’t mind if the palmetto took over the yard if not for the threat to the magnolia tree. The bigger potted plants were shaded and came up as just a tiny stem, wilted and died. All the best to every one out there loving there magnolia!! I love a mystery, but not in a case like this! Should I use your directions for any other magnolia tree like the Southern Magnolia. Growing magnolias from seed is a practice of patience – not only will you need to wait a few months to see signs of sprouting, but the seedlings may take as long as 15 years to bloom! Thanks for all the info. You have entered an incorrect email address! To propagate from cuttings, use a sterilized pruner to take 6- to 8-inch cuttings in early summer after the buds have set. 🙂. The magnolia cuttings are difficult to root, but the tree will be faster to grow and will flower in about 2-3 years time. I have access to literally hundreds of healthy common Magnolia seeds right now. ha. She was magic with planting. Your magnolia tree will only require a little care: Mulch annually in spring to help retain moisture in warmer months. I live in England & will reimburse you re postage and packaging. She snapped them from the tree with some leaves still on them. Thanks for the feedback, keep us posted on your results! My question is when should it be trimmed? In the wild, however, dispersal by seed is the norm so it’s always worth a try. The first step in propagating magnolia trees from cuttings is to take cuttings in the summer after the buds set. This is my very first time possess this lovely magnolia seeds, and I cannot wait to plant them. I live in Paris, Ontario, Canada. In this context, can I assume it’s a medium for sowing seeds into, or is it in fact a medium for potting plants in – a potting medium, in fact? Click here for more information. Today is April 24 I’m in Louisiana. i only found 2 of them where im at and the seeds that i got are red but when i scratched the redness off it was then dark like dark brown or black Hybrids are specially pollinated to mix two varieties together, and their seeds will likely revert back to one of the parent varieties, rather than producing the same type of tree you admired. I am living on Guam and would like to get some southern magnalia gradifora. Even when I tried to give them more sunlight they died. This is for Milissa. Very excited. Good bye. After choosing the planting location, dig a hole at least 1.5 times the width of the root ball or bundle of your specimen and slightly less deep. May 17, 2018 - If you are interested in propagating magnolia trees, you have various options. We have a very old magnolia right in the driveway. Insert the hormone-coated end of the cutting into the moistened perlite. We’ve had a MAGNOLIA in our front yard here in Toronto Canada for over 40 years it was my dear mother’s favorite. Backed by his 40-year remodeling career, Danny served as the home improvement expert for CBS’s The Early Show and The Weather Channel for more than a decade. Any suggestions or help would be so greatly appreciated. MK41 6AT This article discusses our possible plan to grow another Magnolia. Hi Melissa, Thanks for your question, and good luck! Trim the remaining leaves in half using clean shears to limit moisture loss from transpiration. Discover magnolias. I have access to a large tree Magnolia tree that is covered with seed pods. Do you answer questions about magnolias? I have three trees that have tons of pods so just email me and I’ll send them to you…. Magnolias are beautiful but dense trees that can grow to magnificent heights. I live in a heavily wooded area, and am hoping to figure out a place to plant one or two, and grow the remaining to a size big enough to perhaps give as (housewarming) gifts. I love you, my gorgeous flowers.:). Send me your address I will send you some seed just as soon as pods start opening. Remove the upper layer of … Now we’re trying to plant a second tree from the seed of the first one. Acclimate them to direct sun for several weeks before planting time. Thanks Does anyone have any knowledge of this kind of tree? Fill 10-inch nursery containers with perlite or coarse sand. Check the moisture level in the perlite and add water whenever it feels mostly dry just beneath the surface. When you say to soak the seeds overnight before removing the red coating, why do you say to throw away any seeds that float? Instead of growing one from scratch, you can grow a magnolia tree by cutting off a piece from an existing magnolia tree and planting it in the ground. Gently shake the red magnolia seeds out of the cone. I would love to have some of your Magnolia seeds. She and Lilly B. are best of buddies. Best wishes The leaves require constant, year-round sweeping up. I have planted magnolias in pots very successfully, and they have “volunteered” in the yard. Sam, the leaves are beautiful also! This year I detected a beautiful perfume in the yard, and following my nose to the scent, was totally in awe of a magnificent white blossom on a 6′ MAGNOLIA tree hidden in that now taller clump! Keep evenly moist until the seeds germinate, which usually takes a few weeks or longer. Dennis Reedy (guess she didn’t know she was only to bloom just the once annually). I have them in direct sun light in Tampa, Fl suburb. Our tree stands in the full sun, and the only water it gets is from rain. I live in Arizona where it is already in the 100 degree’s and only going to get hotter. I dont see any answers to the many questions posted here . Once you’ve removed the seed coat, rough up the surface of the seed a little (called “scarifying”) by lightly scrubbing the seed with a piece of sandpaper, screen wire, or steel wool. My daughter brought me a few red seeds from Florida. I’ve read never trim a magnolia tree. What is the correct answer? All rocks, weeds, and other roots should be cleared from the hole, and soil in the hole should be turned a depth of six inches to aerate for the root system. I admit I am OCD and a perfectionist but I just don’t care for magnolias. The other were in smaller pots on the window sill. Thank you for this fabulous article. You have inspired me to pick some up and try and grow some. Prepare a rooting pot for each cutting. My neighbor has one right across street from my self made golf course. Propagate magnolias from cuttings several weeks after the last flower has faded. Follow these five simple steps to grow magnolia trees from seeds for your yard. Planted bloomed this year 2014, Thank you so much! Just an ‘off the wall’ theory. I have had so much fun reading all the stories that everybody has written regarding there magnolia tree. It is in our front garden and when we moved in 31 years ago it was just a small bush. I have got my seeds soaking now. I have about 1/2 of a quart size ziplock bag. Let Nature take its course? This morning I noticed these red seeds & picked off 2 off of the giant 3 story tall magnolia trees outside of my office as I walked in. In cones, as scarified seeds, As unscarified seeds etc.? Unfortunately about 9 years ago we had to cut Maggie down as she seemed to be diseased and in decline. A good time to germinate is early spring. Thanks for tips. Magnolias are not easy to propagate and need shelter and heat for any successful young plants to survive the winter. Is there a trick to getting them to produce? They are littering the neighborhood everywhere. No problem. I want to eventually plant them when we move to the southwestern area of Colorado. Had to laugh at all the work people say you have to go through, SANDING (!) Thanks for this page. If you can’t find any, pick up fresh cones and set them aside for a few days until they dry and open. There are three ways to do this: When temperatures reach around 70° F in the spring, plant your magnolia seeds either in the ground or in pots, about 1/2″ deep in a light planting medium. Let us know if they grow. My name is Maylon Shorr and for years have wanted a Magnolia tree. They are perfect to sit under during a light to medium rain. They will have to pay all postage . I live in Kansas and have access to Magnolia seeds. Master gardeners train on a range of topics so they can provide advice, at no charge, for people in their area. Milton Road I completely understand what Sam is saying. Thanks. Start a magnolia tree from a cutting. They had the same shape and size as the other white flowers on the other trees but pink. Gardening questions can be tricky since the rules can change based on the region. They are a shelter for birds during rain and snow. I have done this before but the pods were on the ground and already to dry. Mary, The gorgeous red seeds serve as a delicacy for squirrels and migrating birds, and they can also be collected to grow more magnolias! Some species root best with softwood cuttings while others require semi-hardwood. The planting hole for a magnolia tree should be dug to measure at least twice the width and depth of the tree’s root ball. Is there something I should know? All have been transplanted to 2 gallon containers from about six months ago to 2 months ago. My plan is to hopefully start Maggie’s granddaughter and plant her @ the cemetery to provide much needed shade and a familiar piece of home for my dear parents.Fingers crossed! I am looking for a outlet to obtain seeds. The three most frequently grown species in the Magnolia genus are those with star-shaped flowers, those with saucer-shaped flowers and evergreen species that are also called southern magnolias. The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We would suggest contacting your local Master Gardeners association. In my case it seems less is more. Last night it was 38 degrees. Where do I send money for postage and handling? Deciduous magnolias (those that drop their leaves in fall) are best planted when dormant, typically in late fall or winter in warmer climates and early spring in cold climates. I am also from central MIssouri, I have been working in Southern Oklahoma and found these seeds and after some research found out they were from a Magnolia tree, I picked up 5 or 6 seeds and am going to try and plant them when I get back home. Magnolia trees are deciduous so they produce their blooms on naked stems in late winter to herald spring. Plastic Building Products Can Lower Energy Costs, How to Protect Your Garden from Freezing Temperatures, How to Recycle and Repurpose a Christmas Tree,,,,,,,, Recovering from a Hurricane or Other Natural Disaster, New Season Full of Fresh Tips, New Projects, and Special Appearances. Would an unheated garage suffice? I have a magnolia tree that has been producing beautiful flowers and seeds, I haven’t yet tried to grow trees from the seeds yet but will be trying now since you have all put so much information up on how to do this. of soil and keep the soil moist until your seedlings emerge. I can get some more. Magnolias are as low-maintenance as trees go—as long as you place them in the right spot in your yard. Adrian. Girlfriend just found a seedpod randomly outside work, took like half an hour for me to find out it was a magnolia pod. Don't force the pod open; it will open on its own, the seeds loosening when they are ripe. My question is should I start seeds and over winter indoors for the first few years as I don’t have anywhere to store it that won’t freeze? A real treasure. If pretreated with hormone and kept under moist conditions, the cuttings will root in one to two months and will be ready for transplant by autumn. Water the shrub liberally the night before gathering cuttings to ensure the stems and leaves are well-hydrated. Clapham Thanks in advance. Deciduous magnolias can also be propagated by taking cuttings in early summer and evergreen varieties by hardwood cuttings in late summer and autumn. From magnolia state. Seedlings should appear in four to six weeks but may take much longer. Gary, I bought a lot of magnolia seeds, white, yellow, pink, purple, etc. Mulch For Magnolia Tree in Pot Magnolia trees have roots on the surface, so mulch well on the soil's surface to keep the roots cool. Whichever type you grow, the tree will benefit from rich acidic soil and protection of its roots. Press the severed end of the cutting into the hormone. Will it need a greenhouse? Keep the seedlings evenly moist and protected from direct sun for the first year. I live just outside of Seattle and my father has a purple Grandiflora Magnolia that blooms every spring without fail. My grandson gave me a small southern Magnolia tree for my birthday about 6 years ago. Adrian Tap the stem to remove the excess. I have these little seeds starter pots. I soaked and cleaned the seeds, I refrigerated some, planned some outside in putspots. My magnolia seedlings are now 18months old and only about 1 foot tall. My question is, when will the leaves starting getting the brown undersides? I followed all the various methods. Tree is on side of the street where I walk my two dogs everyday, weather permitting. They are truly beautiful. Get involved. I also have never seen a Magnolia trimmed. Mist the foliage daily with a spray bottle or garden hose to prevent dehydration. Hi, Kathryn, If it can, when would be a good time to move it? The only one left in town was at Walmart, quite small and looked diseased, had spots on all the leaves. Samantha McMullen began writing professionally in 2001. I love this posting for reference though. I could sit n the top of that Magnolia and look at the roof line of our house, two stories tall, and survey the neighborhoon from my perch. It was a sad day but we celebrated her with photos of 3 generations of us perched on her. Thanks for you very informative help, and please advise! It grew into a tall, beautiful tree that I trim each year to keep it shorter than my gutters. Sever the cutting one-eighth inch below a leaf using shears. Topeka Ks. I hope I have good luck. I am waiting for the weather to stop freezing here. Transplant them into a permanent bed in a late autumn. Mags as I’ve named her actually bloomed in her 2nd year and has continued to bloom now for the past 7 years. How to Propagate Arborvitae in a Greenhouse, How to Propagate Weeping Japanese Cherries, How to Propagate Confederate Roses From Hardwood Cuttings, University of Missouri Extension: Home Propagation of Garden and Landscape Plants, How to Start Photinia Fraseri From Cutting, How to Grow Japanese Bloodgood From Cutting. S. Magnolia seed harvested in 2009, planted and germinated 2010 and 2011 in two separate plantings. Many thanks again. Katie could this be the reason this tree is stunted? Trees; Veg; Climbers; Herbs; Blogs; Trials & awards; Plantsmanship; Back. I gather seeds from my aunts tree. All magnolia species grow well from softwood cuttings, which are gathered in spring or summer after the main blooming period has ended. The Magnolia tree is a southern that is also called Sweetbay. It may be tempting to prune back an overgrown magnolia, but generally, magnolias don't respond well to heavy pruning. Betty. Today is Saturday 09/21/2012 just lastnite I took the red seeds that kinda looks like a bean from the cones and soaked them for maybe ten minutes just long enough to remove the red coating and inside is the light brown seed some medium to dark brown… and so by reading this article plus reading the tips from different people I’m doing just exactly what this article says to do and I will post my results as soon as I see the results by the way someone mentioned they needed seeds I have tons if whoever it was wants them because here right now in south central Arkansas my Magnolia trees are loaded. The smaller poted plants received alot of sun and flowered from the start. Feed with an acid-balanced controlled-release fertiliser in spring. I’m stumped! propagating magnolia trees from cuttings is simple but the success … Please contact me on [email protected] & please let me have your postal address (not sure am able to decipher it correctly the address written on the envelope). I have so many porcelain and ceramic ones it’s crazy and I find it hard for anyone to be upset about a gorgeous Magnolia leave. Nevertheless, if you’ve ever seen a Southern magnolia in full blossom, you know it’s worth the wait. please help settle a debate between two sisters. I have no way to insert a photo of the seed pods as they’re called I guess just from what I’ve read up on. You can propagate a magnolia tree from seed. Any advise would be so appreciated by me, my family and Maggie. & i heard that guy on wtiu say that you don’t have to freeze a seed for it to grow unless you want to you can and this butterfly-weed flower made the flower this year and made the seeds pods and seeds and some started to sprout out already before it got to freeze in the winter so i think that guy might be right. Love that you have pix of what we’re looking for after taking off the red shell. Using a knife or pruner sterilized in denatured alcohol, cut 6- to 8-inch (15-20 cm.) I want to try to grow a tree from seeds. I don’t know if I’m watering too much or not enough. Plant the magnolia seeds in a seed tray covered with ½-inch of compost soil. Magnolia tree care you can propagate magnolia trees from cuttings, seeds (seed pods) and air layering methods the magnolia tree grown from seed will be very slow to grow and only bloom after 8 10 years. Really hoping it doesn’t take any of us 15 years though. The tree is about 4 years old since we planted it and has full sun most of the day. Happy to cover postage costs. They are nice trees and have some benefits to them. Magnolia cuttings require little care during the rooting process, just patience and plenty of moisture. When germination occurs, remove th… these trees must have first started in the middle of a pine forest! Star Magnolia (Magnolia sellata) Cold-hardy trees that grow star-shaped white or pink flowers. Strip off the leaves along the bottom half of the cutting. Will send you my postal address if you can do this. I just scrubbed six seeds clean and stuck them in a pot to over winter. Always check their specs first as … We trim it late October before any frost and after it has started to drop its leaves this has worked for us and we have a very full but not a high magnolia tree and it blossoms every spring and is a joy to see. your seeds looks like you’ve pulled it off the tree and the leaves on this tree where im at they aren’t waxy they look a little bit more like a milkweed leaf, and this tree the seed pods when you brake them they smell like cross between sassafras-tree-leaves and hickory-tree-nuts thats what i think i know its a “cone” but i like to call it a “pod” anyways thank you for the info im not good at growing hard seeds because its hard for me and these seeds look alot like butterfly bush seeds & the shape is just about the same these are just a bit fatter and red then dark. Remove half of the leaves from the tip. Dampen the soil by misting it with water, then cover with plastic wrap and set in a warm place like above the refrigerator. The seeds are a dark brown to blackish color. Was in Florida and was looking for the seed. Ensure adequate moisture during hot and/or dry times, especially when plants are young (first three years). It’s a love/hate relationship! I would really love some Magnolia seeds if anyone is willing to share. My email is [email protected] and I will be happy to make arrangements to send some. Thanks Jeff. I have two very large, mature magnolias in my front yard. I LOVE my tree and I don’t want to hurt it. It obviously the older the tree the more and I mean much more seed cones fall. Something that is not mentioned is the grass is shaded underneath a mature tree and will not grow. I just received a pod from a Cucumber Tree or Mountain Magnolia. Tim Royal. Magnolia trees produce seed cones in the fall which litter yards and sidewalks. Hope I will be able to germinate the seeds. He did, with some leaves attached, and I put it in a pitcher with water. We recommend checking out these resources for more information on magnolias: Will pay the posting and packaging. There are some terms which I feel need clarifying. After 35 years in my Florida house, I never suspected that a hidden tiny magnolia tree was growing in a clump of immature small palm trees. It was already well-established and large at my grandmother’s house when we moved here in 1977. Transplant the rooted magnolia cutting into a 1-gallon container filled with potting soil two weeks after rooting. Mary, Anyone know why they don’t bloom/flower? My question is Can u just plant the seed after cleaning prepping them to plant ? When I get ready to plant them in the spring, how many seeds should I plant in each pot? About 15 years ago, I was looking for a Magnolia tree. Maggie, as I named her, was amazing in that she bloomed 3x each year. 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