Botanical Name: Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem' Add
Common Name: Little Gem Dwarf Southern Magnolia  
Plant photo of: Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem'
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree, Shrub


Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season

Summer, Fall


Leaf Color

Bronze, Brown, Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Medium, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained, Moist


Soil pH

Acid, Neutral


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

English Cottage, Formal, Meadow, Ranch, Seascape, Tropical, Woodland


Accenting Features

Fragrance, Multi-trunk Tree, Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Entry, Foundation, Lawn, Patio, Park, Raised Planter


Special Uses

Container, Screen, Mass Planting, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Jerry Sortomme - Editor
Photographer: Normans/Brad Smith
  • Description

  • Notes

This slow-growing evergreen tree will grow 15-20' high x 8-10' wide and has an abundance of leathery, dark green leaves with fragrant, white flowers that bloom during summer.
Planting: 1. Dig a hole 1" less the depth and 2 times the width of the container. 2. Fill hole with water, let soak. 3. Set root ball in hole. 4. Fill hole halfway with native soil and water. 5. Finish back filling hole, build basin and water.