Is there any help for my winter effected southern magnolia?
The midApril snow storm has left 3/4 of my magnolia with dry brown leaves with no new growth of leaves. I hoped by now it would start to recover. I have cleaned up all the fallen leaves today, soaked the ground with a soaker hose, but am wondering if an application of nitrogen or dry manure will stimulate green leaf growth. The tree was a sapling brought from Virginia to Philly in 2001. This same thing occurred in 2008 so I had it cut down. It regrew unexpectedly from the trunk and finally bloomed last year. My crape myrtle also got hit and has no growth on the branches but suckers from the ground, which I cut off but have returned. Is it a lost cause? It is totally bare.
Philadelphia County Pennsylvania