• Evergreen
    Elliptic to oval, shiny, dark-green leaves to 12cm (5in) long
  • White
    Small white flowers
  • Height
    6m (20ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Tree
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from strong winds.
  • Partial shade

MAGNOLIA grandiflora 'Little Gem'

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    A grandiflora for the smaller garden.
    Pests & Diseases
    Scale insects, honey fungus, coral spot.
    Place of origin
    Steed's Nursery, Candor, North Carolina, USA.
  • Burncoose Specialities
    Magnolias - smaller gardens
  • Core Plants
    Magnolia
  • Flower Shape
    Cup-shaped
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich
    Neutral to acid soil
    Neutral to alkaline soil
    Suitable for chalk.
  • Tree Shape
    Narrowly columnar
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Magnolia - A guide to sizing and pricing
Magnolia - Care Guide
Magnolia - Hybridisation
Magnolia - Propagation
Magnolia - Spotlight Videos
Planting to avoid allergic reactions and asthma
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 1) Collecting Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 2) Storing Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 3) Planting Seeds
Trees - Care Guide
6m (20ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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