Mom's Magnolia Ann Tree
Watering: Water 1-2 times a week. Especially when young, the soil should be kept moist. During hot or dry months, you may need to water more than once a week. Sun: Full sun is the ideal condition for the Magnolia Ann. Pruning: You can prune your Magnolia Ann immediately after it blooms. You can maintain your Magnolia as a small shrub if desired. Pruning is not required for the health of this tree.
Plant your Ann Magnolia in a spot in your yard that receives full sun. The Ann magnolia grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam and well-drained soils. Plant in a hole twice as wide but just as deep as the root ball. Add a thick layer of mulch around the tree.
If not already planted into the ground, keep in a pot/container. The Magnolia can be kept indoors until ready to plant in early Spring. Keep in an area of full sun, water as needed. Magnolia Ann will lose all leaves in fall/winter. It blooms early in spring, when the trees are still bare.
Potting & Container
Magnolia Ann's 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 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.