Magnolia Sapling Leaves Are Opening But There Are No Flower Buds

Question From: Usk, , United Kingdom
Q: Two year old magnolia slow growing. Leaves just starting to open , no flower buds. One put in previously in same spot and did not flourish. In sunny position in lawn. What is wrong, what should I do

A: Take a cutting of an inconspicuous branch to an independent nursery for an accurate Id. Better yet get an onsite inspection from a professionally trained tree doctor. A bad guess from across the pond may cost you the tree.Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy