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I've read magnolias are sensitive so I'm leery about cutting it.

Can I cut the top off my magnolia tree? Although pruning magnolia trees is not necessary, young trees can be shaped as they grow.

Trimming a magnolia tree when it is young will also improve the health of the tree and encourage more blooms. Mature magnolia trees do not recover from pruning and can sustain fatal wounds. Are the roots of a magnolia tree invasive?

Mar 23, It can be done but we have to stay on top of the tree sometimes. Most people do not have the patience or the know how to get this far.

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That is no fault of them as they have to really know the plant and know what they can expect from that plant in order to work with it in hopes of achieving an adequate or satisfactory result.

Cut a two story tree back to one story is. Ken - the tree sheds leaves almost year round, but it is healthy & the shedding isn't excessive. Brandon - I really appreciate the links you posted.

The second link directly addressed one of my questions regarding dressings. My magnolia is a beautiful tree and while I'd like it to be more manageable, I don't want to damage it. May 25, You can't top a Magnolia without causing damage! Magnolias are not trees that take pruning well. They tend to look really unpleasant after a major pruning, and the rapid regrowth branch structure is just as unsightly and weakly attached to 90%. People Also Asked, Can i cut the top off my magnolia tree?

What Ron B is saying is that you can‘t top a Magnolia without causing damage!Magnolias are not trees that take pruning well.

The tend to look really ugly after a major pruning and the rapid regrowth branch structure is just as unsightly and is weakly attached to the tree (not good in ice storms).