Question From: R. Sylvester - CALIFORNIA
Q: The main branches of my Saucer Magnolia were lopped off a year or two ago. That caused many shoots to grow out of the cut branches. Those shoots are flowering nicely, but only half way up! The top halves of the shoots do have a few flowers, but mainly they have only small buds or nothing at all. What causes flowers to develop and bloom only part way up a shoot? This is also happening to another tree nearby whose main branches were also topped. So grateful for any help.
I recommend you get an onsite inspection from a certified arborist. To find one in your area go to tcia.org and enter your zip code. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy