Little Gem Dwarf Southern Magnolia
Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem'
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Camellia (Camellia); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Viburnum (Viburnum); Hosta (Hosta)|
|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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