The Chinese magnolia, or Soulangiana, is a perennial that may be a shrub or tree. The Chinese magnolia is not native to the United States but is easily found in nurseries and garden stores. More »

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According to Magnolia Society International, magnolia trees require very little care. To care for these trees, you need mulch, pruning shears, fertilizer and iron chelate. Proper maintenance takes less than an hour. More »

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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. More »

Named for its sweet-smelling bay-like leaves, the sweetbay magnolia is a slow growing small- to medium-sized tree or shrub. It has pale gray bark and large white blossoms that open in the morning and close at night for t... More »

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Trim a magnolia tree in fall or winter, after it has finished blossoming. Generally, only young trees should be trimmed, as cutting mature trees can cause irreparable damage. You need pruning shears, lopping shears, a ha... More »

The Judas tree is a Eurasian tree or shrub that belongs to the pea family. Its name derives from the belief that Judas Iscariot hanged himself on a tree of this kind. More »

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The European cypress or Lawson false cypress is a highly-adaptable shrub with densely-packed, erect branches that feature feathery, blue-gray needles. A native to western North America, it thrives in medium-to-wet slight... More »