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21/05/2012 at 22:33

I've just moved into a new house with a larger garden and inherited a superb pink magnolia but who's leaves and buds are stricken with a brown mould which destroys the huge petals soon after opening.Any advice on treatment please? Much appreciated!

24/05/2012 at 09:26

I also have this but I assumed it was because we had severe frost and snow when the flowers were just budding.

I also have a purple magnolia that is about 20 years old and flowered really well every year but now looks as though it is dead as it has no buds and no leaves.  A few well established trees in my neighbours garden have also died.

If anyone has any thoughts it would be appreciated.

24/05/2012 at 09:36
I'm wondering whether the losses might be due to honey fungus, or possibly sudden oak death, towhich I understand magnolias are also susceptible.
24/05/2012 at 10:47

Thanks for your thoughts Figrat.  Do you think I should get a specialist in to diagnose and try to stop the spread?

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