Prune this Magnolia now?

Asked October 23, 2018, 9:15 PM EDT

Hi, In May, I sent a picture of this Magnolia tree. You encouraged me that it was not dead and to give it time. You were correct. But, now, is it time to prune off all the dead? I have probably waited too long but I think fall is the pruning season? I greatly appreciate your advice. Regards, Donna Sees

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

Now is not a good time to prune. Pruning encourages new growth which can be damaged by winter temperatures.

We recommend waiting for the plant to put out new growth in the spring before you prune.