Magnolia - Little Gem (Southern)

Scientific Name: Magnolia grandiflora
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 7-10.
 

$34.95

Plant Quick Guide

Growing Zones:

7-10.

Mature Height:

30-35 ft

Mature Width:

8-12 ft

Sunlight:

Full (6-8 hours)

Spacing:

8-12 ft

Growth Rate:

Slow

Flower Color:

White
  • Description
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The Little Gem Magnolia is the perfect tree for your yard if you are seeking a smaller version of the evergreen magnolia without sacrificing any of the usual beauty. The Little Gem reaches only 20-25 feet with a spread of 8-12 feet and has a slow growth-rate, approximately 1 1/2 feet per year. The Little Gem is recognized for its prolific flowering that lasts 6 months of the year, which lasts from May through October. It can flower in two to three years. The Little Gem Magnolia produces large fragrant creamy white saucer shaped flowers that are 8 inches wide. The Little Gem has beautiful shaped oblong leaves that are 5 to 7 inches long and 2 to 3 inches wide. Little Gems have small leaves that are stiff and leathery with a deep glossy green color on top and a bronze-brown fuzzy underside. It still produces the characteristic fragrant, creamy white flowers and, in fact, tends to bloom more than the Bracken Brown Beauty. This magnolia makes a great specimen tree. Little Gem is hardy to 5 degrees. . USDA ZONES: Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10.
Most Plant Me Green trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery (such as bare root trees). Packages are typically shipped within 5-7 business days from the date of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon shipment of your Plant Me Green purchase. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed. If a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your Plant Me Green package. Holiday shipping schedules are set by the carriers.

PLEASE NOTE WE CAN NO LONGER SHIP TO THE FOLLOWING STATES: ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, HAWAII
First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
Plant in well-drained, acidic soil and in full sun or partial shade. Make sure the tree has plenty of room to grow to its full size. Mulch creating a 3-4 inch layer at base but leave room at the trunk of the tree. Water regularly for the first few years until your magnolia is established. Magnolias need 40-80 inches of water every year. Prune, as needed, in winter after bloom period.

Customer Reviews

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K
K.O.
Little Gem Magnolias

The Little Gem Magnolias arrived in good shape and look quite healthy, so no complaints!

K
K.
Shipping Issues - but Worth it Once it Arrived

The magnolia got lost in the mail and I was very worried about what that would do to the plant. In the end, it arrived and looked healthy and wonderful! It even has a bloom!

Hello KB! We are very happy to hear your tree arrived healthy and apologize that you had some shipping issues. Please reach out to us if you have any additional questions or concerns. Sincerely, PMG
J
J.S.

It came really fast. Beautiful plant.

J
J.H.
Tree is dying

Tree is dying

Hello Jeremy, We are so sorry to hear your tree has failed to thrive! We do have a 1 year replacement policy for our potted trees. Our customer service team will be sending you the instructions to start the procedure to receive your replacement plant. Other possible scenarios for your tree could be dormancy (this time of year the leaves start falling off) or transplant shock. Thank you, Plant Me Green Customer Service
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J.
Love the Little Gem Magnolia!

The magnolia arrived in 4 days, is healthy and was very well packaged. It has been planted and seems to be doing very well in a full sun location.