Can I Prune A Struggling Magnolia?

Question From: 
beryl shorten in  essendon,  melb VIC

 

Nature of problem: 
i transplanted a little gem magnolia and it was struggling now it is in the garden i need to know if i can prune it up to shape it as it is very scraggly

 

Type of Plant (if known): 
magnolia

 

Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself): 
does not appear to be growing

 

Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type: 
dry

 

How often do you water the plant:
deep watering once weekly and other times as required

 

How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:
all morning

 

What type of plant is it:
little gem magnolia

 

How long since you planted it:
2months

 

Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:
seasol

 

Is the plant indoors or outdoors: 
outdoors

 

What other treatments have you given the plant: 
none

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Other Comments: 

 

Answer: Hi Beryl,  Yes you can prune all Magnolia grandiflora varieties as you wish, when you wish.  Don

 

 

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