Magnolia trees grow best in any spot in your yard that has full sun. Magnolias are a native of the southern states where they blossom during the spring months. These beautiful flowering trees are easy to grow and can be purchased from a local nursery.
Planting a Magnolia Tree
Select a spot in your yard that receives at least 8 hours of sun a day and in a location where it can be seen and enjoyed. Front yards are ideal, especially if there are no other trees nearby to completely shade it. Most magnolia tree varieties will also tolerate partial shade if no parts of your yard receive full sun. The soil quality should be acidic and well drained for the magnolia tree to blossom well in the spring. Dig a hole deep enough for the roots, then cover with the soil. You can also add a layer of mulch around the base of the tree to help nourish the soil.
Caring for Your Magnolia Tree
Water the magnolia tree once a week during the dry season. You do not have to water it during rainy periods. Fertilize the tree a month after planting. A slow-releasing fertilizer can be used during the first year of growth. Magnolia trees are hardy and do not require a lot of special attention or care for it to fully blossom once it has been established.