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Teddy Bear Magnolia is not flowering

4 years ago I planted 'Teddy Bear' Magnolias, but they are still not flowering. What is the reason, and can you please tell me what fertiliser best?

Flowers and Ornamentals • Garden Jobs

There are various reasons why plants don't flower to their full potential. The main reasons being are:


- Inadequate light. Magnolias flower best with at least 3-4 hours direct sunlight.


- Nutrient balance: Excess high nitrogen fertiliser. All purpose fertilisers and lawn fertiliser are very high in Nitrogen (N) which promotes leafy growth and prevents flowering growth.

- Lack of nutrients. 

It is best to use a fertiliser that is specially formulated for growing flowers, such as Yates Thrive Natural Roses & Flowers Organic Based Pelletised Plant Food



Answered: 18 Jun, 2021

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