Magnolia Grandifloras pruning advice

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Q: Our Magnolia Grandifloras sustained a lot of snow damage because they have become quite long and lanky, seems they are in bloom throughout the growing season. When can I prune to have more compact trees?

“Evergreen Magnolia” (Magnolia grandiflora) can be pruned either spring or during the summer. This magnolia can produce buds easily on bare, old wood.

Apply an organic mulch (do not touch main stem) and fertilize with a tree and shrub fertilizer as directed on the package. Deep watering is required during dry periods.