Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem'
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Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem' is a compact variety of the classic Southern magnolia, renowned for its smaller stature and prolonged blooming period. It features glossy, evergreen leaves with a rich, brown underside and produces an abundance of large, fragrant, white flowers from late spring through summer, sometimes extending into early fall. 'Little Gem' is particularly valued for its versatility and resilience, thriving in a variety of landscapes and making it suitable for smaller gardens where space is limited but a dramatic visual impact is desired.
Why We Like It
- Extended Blooming: Offers a longer season of the iconic, fragrant white flowers.
- Compact Size: Ideal for smaller spaces, providing the majesty of magnolias without excessive growth.
- Year-Round Interest: The glossy, evergreen foliage maintains visual appeal throughout all seasons.
What to Know
- Sunlight: Prefers full sun to partial shade.
- Watering: Enjoys consistently moist, well-drained soil; water regularly, especially in extreme heat.
- Soil: Performs best in slightly acidic, loamy, and well-drained soil but adapts to various soil types.
- Pruning: Requires minimal pruning; if needed, prune after flowering to maintain shape and remove dead or weak branches.
- Climate Tolerance: While it's heat-tolerant, it should be protected from harsh winter winds in colder climates.
- Creamy white
- Late spring through summer, sometimes into early fall; typically from May to September.
Eventual Height and Spread
- Height: 3-4 meters
- Spread: 1-2 meters