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Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem' /Little Gem Magnolia

Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem'  / Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem'
Specimen espaliered against a wall at the Atlanta Botanical Garden
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Specimen espaliered against a wall at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Espaliered magnolia

A grove of relatively young trees

Planted in a street medium

Is small eought to be used in narrow places

Specimen tree in a ground cover of plumbago

Young esplaired 'Little Gem' magnolia

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Scientific Name: Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem'
Common Name: Little Gem Magnolia
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Comments: Has a compact, upright habit of growth and only gets about one-third as tall as the species. Its leaves and flowers are also small. Fits into small areas and can be used as a specimen, accent, in containers and as an espalier. Blooms at a very early age. Magnolia scale and algal leaf spot are sometime a problem.