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): 


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: 


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:


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


Is the plant indoors or outdoors: 


What other treatments have you given the plant: 

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