A dwarf Southern Magnolia with smaller dark green foliage and a very compact narrow form. The large, evergreen leaves have rusty-brown on the undersides. Very attractive, large, white, fragrant blooms. A naturally small tree or large shrub perfect for small gardens. Truly captivating when trained as an espalier against a wall or fence.
- Light Needs: Full Sun
- Watering Needs: Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
The Little Gem Magnolia is a slow-growing hybrid Magnolia Grandiflora that is sometimes called a "dwarf". It will get tall (up to 40', usually less), but not nearly as tall as the Grandiflora (which can get over 80' tall), and it grows very slowly. It may grow to be 8 - 10' wide. It has blooms on it when it is very young, as opposed to the original Magnolia Grandiflora growing in the wilds which sometimes takes 15-20 years to bloom.