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Magnolia - Little Gem (Southern)Magnolia grandiflora
USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-10
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
More Information: Southern Magnolia Growing Guide
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Trees: Due to strict Agricultural Laws in place, we currently cannot ship to the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii. We cannot ship to Puerto Rico or international.
How to Plant
STEP 2) 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.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. 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.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.
Love the Little Gem. Highly recommend.
The magnolia trees I ordered showed up on time in excellent health, on time. Unfortunately, a couple were damaged in shipment, from east coast to west coast, but replacements were shipped to me as soon as the company was notified. Excellent service!
Beautiful magnolia . The Tree was nice and healthy and shipping was fast and packaging was perfect for the new tree. 5 STARS very happy and it looks great in my backyard!!
Ordering process was very simple, shipping was next day, and it arrived just as ordered!
My Little Gem Magnolia tree arrived quickly and in great condition. It was well packaged and looks very healthy. We transferred it to a slightly larger pot for the winter and plan to plant it outside in the spring.