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Badly frost damaged Saucer Magnolia

Postby SJC » May 23, 2008 5:31 pm

A few days after coming into bloom my Magnolia was badly zapped by two nights of frost. As has happened several times before the flowers became rusted and shrivelled. It seems thought that the new leaves were also damaged becuse there are very few leaves growing on what has always been a very healthy tree. Will they re-bud?
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Postby A Closet Canuck » May 23, 2008 5:37 pm

Your tree will put out new buds that will open next Spring. This year's display is over, sorry to say.

There is a variety of saucer magnolia, I believe it is called Alexandra or Alexandrina, that blooms a few weeks later than the ones commonly available.
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Postby Hushypuppy » May 23, 2008 9:05 pm

Don't worry about it...same thing happened to my Saucer last year. It grew back it's leaves and is alive and well. It had a beautiful display this year. Don't lose faith!

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Postby B_BQ » May 23, 2008 9:13 pm

The Closet Canuck wrote:There is a variety of saucer magnolia, I believe it is called Alexandra or Alexandrina, that blooms a few weeks later than the ones commonly available.


This is the one we bought for friends' new baby boy, whom they named Alexander.
It was in full bloom this week, so does bloom a bit later than other varieties.
We bought ourselves a generic Home Depot one about 4 weeks ago, and despite the fact that all the leaves are now out it is still producing flowers!
I don't think though that we've had a full frost..... close, maybe 3 or 4 degrees Celsius, but our tree looks extremely healthy - so far!
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Postby A Closet Canuck » May 23, 2008 9:16 pm

[quote="BBQ
This is the one we bought for friends' new baby boy, whom they named Alexander.
It was in full bloom this week, so does bloom a bit later than other varieties.....
~BBQ[/quote]

I remember you talking about that, BBQ. Glad to hear it is later in bloom as advertised. Wish I had done the same years ago.
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Postby SJC » May 24, 2008 6:41 am

Thanks for the replies! I'm not worried about the flowers on the Magnolia - they've been zapped quite a few times - but I was worrried about the lack of leaves on the tree.
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Postby A Closet Canuck » May 24, 2008 9:10 am

SJC wrote:Thanks for the replies! I'm not worried about the flowers on the Magnolia - they've been zapped quite a few times - but I was worrried about the lack of leaves on the tree.


If it bloomed it will probably recover. Sometimes, frost takes the leaves off trees at the start of the season. We had that here one year and it affected many trees. Our extension service publicized in the media that it might take four to six weeks for the trees to recover their leaves.

I hope this answers your question.
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