Saucer Magnolia Tree Setting Fall Buds - September 2019
Just like the pair of rhododendrons on either side of our back stoop, our small (but growing!) Saucer Magnolia multi-step tree in our front yard is preparing itself for hibernation by setting buds this early Fall. This Saucer Magnolia tree didn't flower this Spring - which was a disappointment - but grew (according to my tree height inventory) by almost two feet in height.
This year, the tree leaves stayed green and didn't get any Sooty Mold like it has had in previous years.
I'll try to document the buds after all of the leaves fall off this Fall/Winter to provide a comparison against what the naked tree looked like in February of 2018 here.