I transplanted my 10 year old 15-foot tall Little Gem Magnolia several years...

Asked June 23, 2013, 11:48 AM EDT

I transplanted my 10 year old 15-foot tall Little Gem Magnolia several years ago to a more suitable spot in the yard (part shade). It seems to have survived the transplant very well, appearing healthy and sprouting new leaves each srping. However, it has not bloomed since the transplant. I feed it with Osmocote about once a year, usually in the spring. What can/should I do to get it to flower again?

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

Transplanting is a shock for a tree and that in itself can prevent bloom for a while. Other factors affecting bloom include the following: insufficient light, too much nitrogen, inadequate winter cooling, improper pruning, winter damage, high and low temperature, drought or too much water. The best things that you can do are to water in time of drought, stop fertilizing. vw