Birthday Fairy Magnolia Tree
Watering: Water every 4-5 days depending on weather/environment. Sun: Plant your fairy magnolia in full sun to partial shade. Pruning: Pruning should be done during the growing season, after blooming. Fertilizer: In the spring, apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer to provide nutrients for the growing season.
Fairy Magnolias are moderately slow-growing trees. The Fairy Magnolia grows best in well- drained soils. Your Magnolia should be planted 2 inches above the surrounding soil. This will help the roots to grow downwards. If planted too deep roots will grow towards the surface, creating a tree that is less stable. Dig a hole twice as wide and twice as deep as the root ball. Remove the plant from its container with care and loosen any tangled or circling roots. Place your Magnolia into the hole and backfill it with soil, gently firming the soil around the plant’s base. Water it thoroughly to settle the soil.
Magnolia Fairy can also be harmed by the harsh winter weather. To prevent winter damage, place Magnolia Fairy Blush plants where there is some wind shelter. Wrap the plant in burlap or cover it with a frost cloth to act as insulation. In the spring, trim the plant to remove any dead or damaged wood if the plant was harmed over the winter. This will aid in the plant's recovery and promote new growth.
Potting & Container
Fairy Magnolias can be grown in a container and transplanted into the ground in late winter/early spring. If keeping in a container, use a 3-gallon for the first 6-12 months. Increase container size as the tree grows. Container-grown plants should be transplanted in spring or fall, mulched, fertilized at planting, and well-watered. Avoid fertilizing the tree during its slowest time of growth in fall and winter. Continued watering and mulching is required for successful establishment.