I live in Auckland and have inherited an established Little Gem Magnolia which appears to have been trimmed regularly. I assume the Little Gem should be pruned “after flowering”, but it often has flowers! I have a man who comes to trim hedges, trees etc in November and March. When is the best time to regularly trim my Little Gem – and still have its flowers to enjoy?
- Helen Belcher asked 4 years ago
- last edited 3 years ago
Hi Helen, If it has been trimmed you will need to maintain this trimming to maintain the shape and control the growth rate. They do spot flower throughout the year, but the best time would be early spring and if needed late summer. (because it has been trimmed regularly and if you maintain this there won’t be a need to prune it hard and hence even if you do prune off the odd bud it will not have an effect on future flowering.) Thanks the Palmers Team
- Guest answered 3 years ago