Magnolia brown spots on leaves

Asked May 8, 2018, 8:26 PM EDT

My grandiflora magnolia tree has brown and yellow spots and are prematurely falling off the tree. What should I do?

Anne Arundel County Maryland trees and shrubs magnolia tree shedding leaves

1 Response

This sounds like a perfectly normal occurrence for a Southern magnolia this time of year and nothing to worry about.
In spring magnolias drop their oldest leaves as they begin to put out new growth. Leaves can suddenly turn yellow and fall from the tree. It may be more noticeable this year because of the very cold, dry, and windy winter we have just experienced.