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Cut them off where they meet the branch.

How to Prune a Saucer Magnolia. Saucer magnolias (Magnolia x soulangeana), known as highly productive bloomers and moderate growers, have flowers resembling a goblet with petals that open into a.

Sep 21, Prune up to 1/3 of a magnolia bush each season all the way back to the ground to encourage new growth from the base of the plant. Try to remove even amounts of branches from all around the bush to keep the bush even and the branches properly spaced. 2. Cut off overly vigorous vertical shoots that growing from near the base of the saucer magnolia's trunk or out of the tree's 2066 Scituate MA.

Make all cuts slightly angled and next to, though not. May 25, Wait until the magnolia tree blooms for the first time. Depending on your climate and variety, this could be in spring or summer. The time after the first bloom is the only time you should do any significant pruning on your magnolia tree. Do not prune in winter or early spring, as the tree may not produce any blossoms the following year%.

May 20, This is a common scenario and trees usually come off second best to the view. Pruning the magnolias however was not going to give a good outcome for the homeowners, the view or the tree.

This article was co-authored by Lauren Kurtz.

When a magnolia is pruned it loses its naturally rounded shape. Where the stems are cut the plant sends up vertical growth.