The Magnolia Grandiflora Little Gem is a dwarf tree version of the classic large and sprawling magnolia Grandiflora. The tree’s compact growth makes it an ideal choice of ornamental evergreen tree for a small garden setting.
The Magnolia Grandiflora Little Gem features large, evergreen leaves that look eye-catching year-round.
Flowers appear in the summer and often persist for two months or more. After flowering, the tree produces cone-like fruiting clusters that are adorned with clusters of bright red seeds.
Its compact size and slow growth habits makes it ideal to grow as a specimen tree or as part of a hedge. It can also be trained to grow as an espalier against a fence or wall. The tree has even become a popular container tree to be placed around patios, pools, decks.
When fully grown, the Magnolia Grandiflora Little Gem attains a height of around 10 meters with a width of around 3 to 4 meters. However, full growth is often not attained until the tree is 30 plus years old.
The Magnolia Grandiflora Little Gem requires very little care to flourish. It benefits from an application of fertilizer in the spring and it will tolerate springtime pruning.
A tough hardy tree, the Magnolia Grandiflora Little Gem is a welcome addition to any garden.