Tag Archive: Magnolias

Algal Leaf Spot Common on Magnolias and Camellias

Algal leaf spot, also known as green scurf, is commonly found on thick-leaved, evergreen trees and shrubs such as magnolias and camellias.  It is in the genus Cephaleuros and happens to be one of the only plant parasitic algae found in the United States.  Although commonly found on magnolias and camellias, algal leaf spot has a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/29/algal-leaf-spot-common-on-magnolias-and-camellias/

The ‘Star’ of Magnolias

Magnolias are well known plants to gardeners and many are familiar with the foliage and flowers of these plants. If you are looking for another earlier bloomer, you may want to consider adding a specimen selection to your landscape, the Star magnolia (Magnolia stellata).   Although not native to the United States, star magnolia is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/24/the-star-of-magnolias/

Late-flowering Magnolias Avoid Freeze Damage

‘Jon Jon’ magnolia This winter’s recurring freezes and frosts have played havoc with early flowering plants like magnolia. While buds are freeze-resistant, open magnolia flowers can quickly turn brown after exposure to temperatures about 30°F or lower. One way to avoid freeze-damaged flowers is to choose later blooming cultivars. These selections have flowers that open …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/24/late-flowering-magnolias-avoid-freeze-damage/

Plant Deciduous Magnolias for their Spectacular Spring Flowers

Magnolia flowering has been exceptionally good this year. Mild temperatures have coaxed “Japanese” magnolias into bloom as much as 4 weeks early. Fortunately the absence of hard freezes (so far) has allowed us to fully enjoy magnolias’ beautiful flowering.   Most years we are not so lucky. Flowers are often damaged by late winter or …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/02/08/plant-deciduous-magnolias-for-their-spectacular-spring-flowers/