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 bushmulch.clubg: Chatsworth GA. Apr 12, 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 bushmulch.clubted Reading Time: 1 min.
Magnolias will often show symptoms of transplanting shock soon after planting and extending through the first growing season. Many of the older leaves may turn yellow or brown and drop. As long as some of the terminal leaves are retained and there is some new growth, the tree should survive and resume normal growth the following bushmulch.clubg: Chatsworth GA.
Apr 20, Glossy, dark green, leathery leaves on the Magnolia are incredible, but when spring rolls around, those beautiful leaves turn yellow and spotted and fall off the tree. This is perfectly normal and is expected each year.
Even though Southern Magnolias are evergreens, in spring, new leaves push off the old leaves - but not all at bushmulch.clubted Reading Time: 40 secs. 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 bushmulch.clubg: Chatsworth GA. 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 Missing: Chatsworth GA.