My tree is approximately 30 feet tall and likely 30 to 40 years old. In late May and early June, the leaves are wilted and new leaves are a lighter green in color. It is still blooming, but flowers only last a few days then the edges of white start to turn brown and wilt. We had a dry winter, but I have been watering to it for the last month. Any suggestions?

The problem is likely due to a root or soil related problem, possibly a girdling root, excess soil over the root flare or root disease. Make an appointment with a certified arborist to inspect the tree and the site to determine potential causes of the problem. Magnolia in Texas are relatively free of serious pest problems that would cause these symptoms, so the problem is likely due to a site or cultural condition.

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