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If the leaves on your magnolia are dropping, and you notice shiny bumps on the bark, you probably have scale. Magnolias are susceptible to scales and need to be watched for this problem.
Another problem which may cause magnolias to drop their leaves may be improper fertilization causing high salt damage to the tree.
Shallow watering is the third most common cause of leaf droppage in magnolias.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|