not too bad yet
I live in Zone 7, on the east coast. This is a magnolia tree planted just this past spring outside in a very sunny area. It was planted with 50% soil and 50% fertilizer (I think it was called leaf something - the nursery suggested it). I water daily and it was doing fine until recently. There are no other trees close to it. Woods are ~50 feet away. Please see pictures to help me figure out why leaves are turning yellow and have spots, maybe from a fungus. There is new growth (see picture) and even a flower despite the fact that it is now mid-August.
I would love your help to figure out what this is and how to keep my tree from dying. This tree was planted in memory of a dear friend who died in the spring. It's "Mary's Tree" and is very special to me. Thank you for any help you can provide. Note: pictures show various levels of what is going on and all taken on the same day.