Propagating Magnolia Tree – Learn How To Root Magnolia Trees
The following are some interesting facts about propagating magnolias:
Magnolias are not native to North America. They were introduced into the United States from Europe during the late 1800’s. Some of them have been grown commercially since then, but they are still considered invasive species and must be controlled before they become too numerous or spread out of control.
Magnolias are not native to Asia either. They originated in China where they were originally cultivated for their flowers and leaves. However, they became popular throughout the world after being brought over here.
There are several varieties of magnolias that grow naturally in the wild; however, most of these types do not produce fruit at all. Only one variety (Acer palmatum) produces fruit when it is planted successfully in a suitable location.
In order to get seeds from a magnolia plant, the tree needs light and air. If it gets neither of those things, then no seeds will germinate. Therefore, if you want to propagate a magnolia tree, you need to provide both conditions. You may be able to achieve this goal with artificial lighting and aeration provided by your home’s plumbing system. These two methods are known collectively as propagation because they are used together in order for the plant to reproduce successfully.
How To Propagate A Magnoila
There are two different ways to achieve the first step of magnolia tree propagation. One of them is just to let the magnolias drop their seeds naturally. Then, you can collect the seeds and plant them in individual pots or shallow trays. This method is suitable for plants grown from seeds that fall in your yard or other areas where you have some control over them.
The other way is to collect the tiny seeds with tweezers and plant them individually in small containers of water, like egg cups. You can then put these containers somewhere convenient (such as on a windowsill) so that they are not in the way. If you do this, then you will need to keep adding water every day or two. In about 40 days, the tiny seeds should start to sprout.
After the seeds have sprouted, you can plant them in individual pots filled with potting soil. It is best to do this on a windowsill or some other place where the plants will get plenty of natural lighting, but they can also be placed outside in a suitable location (such as in a garden) so that they are no longer dependent upon artificial lighting.
Sources & references used in this article:
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Susceptibility of various landscape trees to root-knot nematodes. by FS Santamour Jr, LGH Riedel – Journal of Arboriculture, 1993 – cabdirect.org
Drought and flood stress effects on plant development and leaf water relations of five taxa of trees native to bottomland habitats by LJ Nash, WR Graves – Journal of the American Society for …, 1993 – journals.ashs.org