Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem'

Dwarf Southern Magnolia, Tulip Tree

Though one type is the state flower of both Mississippi and Louisianna, they perfume more than just the southern states with their dazzling citruslike fragrance. While they favor ample summer moisture, at least 1 of the many varieties can be grown in every climate. These mostly deciduous trees and shrubs come in many sizes and shapes, ranging from the shrubby Star Magnolia to the giant Southern Bay Magnolia. The large, opulent flowers range from white and yellow to pink and purple. Pest and disease problems are few, but Magnolias can become deficient in various nutrients. Place in a protected area without direct southern sun. Plant where there is little foot traffic, as shallow roots do not like compacted soil. Choose plant location carefully, as many grow large, and most varieties do not like to be moved. Mulch to keep roots cool and moist. Frost can kill early blooms.
Magnolia grandiflora, Dwarf Southern Magnolia, Tulip Tree
A heavy bloomer, white, 6-inch flowers appear in spring and again in summer. Its narrow, evergreen form is 20 to 25 feet high by 10 to 15 feet wide. Green leaves are rusty bronze underneath.

Attributes - Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem'

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Mid Summer

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 20 ft. to 25 ft.

Width: 15 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Hot Climates, Wet Soil. Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Aphids, Scales, Spider Mites.

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