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Magnolia Grandiflora Little Gem | Southern Magnolia ‘Little Gem’ - 300-320cm, 30lt

Magnolia Grandiflora Little Gem | Southern Magnolia ‘Little Gem’ - 300-320cm, 30lt

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Magnolia grandiflora ‘Little Gem’ is an exotic-looking evergreen shrub or small tree of narrowly columnar habit, dense and compact, with leathery, oblong, glossy, dark green leaves, coppery-brown underneath. Its lightly scented, creamy-white to pure white flowers with yellow stamens, bloom in summer and early autumn, and are followed by red, cone-like fruits. Magnolia grandiflora ‘Little Gem’ is easily grown in a wide range of soils, but prefers fertile, slightly acidic, moist, and well-drained soils. It doesn’t like too wet or too dry soils. It thrives in full sun and partial shade. It can withstand cold, but needs to be sheltered from harsh, dry winds. Not very tolerant of urban pollution, but somewhat tolerant to salt. Low maintenance plant. Magnolia grandiflora ‘Little Gem’ is a lovely, small, slow-growing ornamental tree, perfect as a lawn specimen or planted in groups. Great for informal, cottage, and woodland gardens. Excellent for informal hedges and screens, and for growing in containers.
  • Common Name

    Southern Magnolia ‘Little Gem’

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    lightly scented, creamy-white to pure white flowers with yellow stamens

  • Foliage

    leathery, oblong, glossy, dark green leaves, coppery-brown underneath

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

columnar upright

Preferred Location


South–facing or East–facing or West–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period


summer, autumn


all year



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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