Magnolias are notorious for leaf drop just before flowering.
In spring the Southern magnolia drops its oldest leaves as new growth begins. Older,"tired" leaves suddenly turn yellow, throughout the tree, and those are the leaves that will be shed. They don't drop all at once, either, falling over time. Leaves are large, each measuring up to 10 inches long, and very tough, taking time to decompose.
Jul 13, Magnolias are notorious for leaf drop just before flowering.
Check the leaves for spots or other signs of abnormalities.
It is especially noticeable on evergreen trees that produce large leaves and create a mess when numerous leaves appear to drop at one time. This is not something you need to worry about since the tree will put out new leaves once the flowering process has shrubmulching.clubted Reading Time: 1 min. Apr 11, Some species of magnolia drop their leaves naturally during certain times of the year, particularly in the spring. It is also possible that a fungus is growing on the leaves.
The color of the leaves that fall from the tree is an easy way to determine whether the leaf loss is healthy or the result of a sick shrubmulching.clubted Reading Time: 1 min. May 04, As an evergreen tree, magnolias periodically drop leaves during the year. In April and May they shed a large number of leaves leading up to flowering and Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins. Magnolias (Magnolia spp.) are widely admired as flowering shade trees.
Some magnolia species are deciduous and lose their leaves. Others are evergreen and do not. Another magnolia distinction is that some species have wide, saucer-shaped blossoms while others have blossoms in the shape of a star/5(5). May 01, Magnolias yellow and drop these old leaves in spring as they begin to bloom.
All the leaves are not dropping but it does seem to be losing more than normal.
This leaf drop is normal and no cause for alarm. (Fallen leaves often exhibit spots and blemishes, but this does.