Sick Magnolia tree

Old 07-19-03, 07:48 AM
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Question Sick Magnolia tree

Can anyone help me? My Magnolia tree is looking bad lately, it was planted when we moved into our enw home here in Florida last november. It is about 7' tall but it's leaves are downturned, some are half eaten, most have brown marks on them and I cannot see any bugs on it. I also noted some light green circular marks on the truck. All the other magnolia trees in the area seem very healthy so I don't think the soil is an issue.

Any ideas?? Thanks,
Old 07-19-03, 10:39 AM
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Welcome to the forum.

Magnolia is generally free from problems.

Some information on Magnolia, might be helpful.

Do you keep it watered? Is it mulched? Is it damaged by mower or string trimmer?
Old 07-19-03, 11:19 AM
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Magnolia Tree leaves.

I read in the link that Chfite provided. A number of Fungi & some bugs attack the leaves. This is a young tree, & they tend to be more suceptable to pest & Fungi untill they become well established.

There is a product made by Green light called Neem Oil, that may help. Since it is an oil I would caution you to spray late in the day when it's not real hot.

I doubt it's a lack of anything nutrition wise. If the Neem oil shows no help you should contact your County Agent, for further advice. I don't like the downturned leaves, that may indicate a systemic Fungal problem. Try the Neem Oil every 7 days, & watch for any signs of improvement first.

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