Posted: 24/07/2017 at 14:39
I have a smallish Magnolia tree, which is about 3m x 3m. It was here when we moved in some ten years ago. It flowers beautifully every year, and looks very green and healthy all through the summer. My query is all the leaves are on the outside frame of the tree, and the inside branches are bare. I water and feed it, usually general purpose feed, but should the inside be devoid of leaves.
It is overgrowing a pathway, so i need to be able to prune some of the outer branches back to open the pathway, but this will leave that section empty.
Is this right, great or should it have leaves on all or most of the inner branches? If so what do I need to do. Also when is the best time to prune it?
Any advice please?