Little Gem Dwarf Southern Magnolia

Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem'

Pronunciation: mag-NOH-lee-uh gran-dih-FLOR-uh
SKU #05943
7-9

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OVERVIEW
Description A dwarf southern magnolia with smaller dark green foliage and a very compact narrow form. The large, glossy, evergreen leaves have rusty-brown undersides. Very attractive, large, white, fragrant blooms. A naturally small tree or large shrub perfect for small gardens. Truly captivating when trained as espalier against a wall or fence.
Light Full sun
Watering Once established, water deeply when dry.
Blooms Late spring through summer.
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 20 to 25 ft. tall, 10 to 15 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features North American Native Selection, Compact Form
Problems/Solutions Coastal Exposure, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Very Wet Areas, Road Salt Tolerant
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Pyramidal
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Espalier, Privacy Screen
Design Ideas Although it is labeled as dwarf, this very columnar evergreen will reach over 25 feet tall at maturity. A great plant to separate multistory city homes on narrow lots without crowding them. Makes a great evergreen screen to block unattractive views, increase privacy or absorb sound. With its pretty flowers, it makes a great accent tree for small space. Ideal for town houses and condominiums.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Camellia (Camellia); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Viburnum (Viburnum); Hosta (Hosta)
CARE
Care Provide deep, nutrient-rich, acidic, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce watering frequency; best with regular moisture, but will tolerate brief periods of drought. Feed in early spring before new growth emerges.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.