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Days: Tuesday - Saturday

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Email: natesnursery.net@gmail.com

Address: 14265 Tulsa Rd Apple Valley, CA 92307

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    Sunset Zones:  4-12 and 14-24; H1, H2

    USDA Hardiness Zones:  7-9

    Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade

    Soil: Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline

    Drought Tolerance: Intolerant of Drought

    Growth Rate:  24” per year

    Growth Habit: Oval, Rounded or Umbrella Shape

    Height: 60-80ft.

    Width: 50-60ft.

    Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen

    Longevity: Greater than 150 years

    Litter Issue: Flowers, Leaves, and Dry Fruit

    Pests and Diseases: Susceptible to Invasive Shot Hole Borer, Aphids, Scales and Spider Mites, Armillaria, Root Rot and Verticillium.

    Branch Strength: Medium

    Root Damage Potential: High

    Suckering Potential:  Low

    Salt Tolerance: Moderate

    Special Care:  Plant the tree 2 inches above the surrounding soil to encourage roots to grow downward. If planted too deep this encourages lateral and upward root growth. This will result in a tree that is less stable in the landscape.

    Pruning Advice: Generally, southern magnolia does not require much pruning to develop a strong structure. If left unpruned, the tree limbs can reach the ground (MFC, 2007). Pruning should be done during the growing season, after blooming, as the tree does not heal well during dormancy

    Watering Advice: Watering should continue for 3-5 years until the roots are fully established.

    Staking: Staking will be required when young.

    Fertilizer: Applying ½ lb of 10-10-10 fertilizer at the base of the tree in March, May, and July during the first year of establishment will accelerate growth. Avoid fertilizing in Fall and Winter.

    Microclimate: Prefers a wind sheltered spot in the desert, but not completely necessary. - What is a Microclimate?