If you are a new owner of an elegant, white flowered Southern Magnolia, you should know this …
Glossy, dark green, leathery leaves on the Magnolia are incredible, but when spring rolls around, those beautiful leaves turn yellow and spotted and fall off the tree. This is perfectly normal and is expected each year.
Even though Southern Magnolias are evergreens, in spring, new leaves push off the old leaves - but not all at once. Most deciduous trees lose their leaves in the fall, but Southern Magnolias will drop the older leaves in the spring - every spring.
Fresh new foliage replaces the older, discolored leaves, giving your plant a fresh new look each spring! Enjoy.