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Magnolia 'Little Gem'

Magnolia Little Gem is a dwarf or smaller growing cultivar of Magnolia Grandiflora. Large creamy flowers with a nice perfume from spring through to summer.

With handsome glossy green foliage with a coppery velvet underside this is a proven winner as a hedge or a specimen. Growing equally well in the ground or in a cont ainer.

Generally available in pot sizes from 20cm to 160lt with heights from 1m through to 3m. Taller established specimens of Magnolia Little Gem will bring a higher price, however they can create an instant screen.

Growing requirements

Developed in the USA it grows well in Australian conditions and although it is a faster growing tree in warmer areas it can be found as far south as Tasmania and as far North as Northern Queensland. A humus rich moist but free draining soil is best, however once established it is a reasonably tough plant.

Magnolia Little Gem
Magnolia Little Gem

Growth Rate and Care

Growth rate is slow to moderate depending on conditions and climate, usually reaching around 2m in 5 years, taller in warmer areas.

Try not to disturb the root system of Magnolia Little Gem when transplanting

Using 'Little Gem' as a Hedge

Firstly it needs to remembered that although magnolia 'Little Gem' is sold as a lower growing variety and sometimes promoted as a 'dwarf' variety it can reach 10m over time.

Magnolia 'Little Gem' can be used as a hedging plant where it is easily pruned to size, or grown as a specimen plant in a pot or container, or as a feature in the garden. Eventual height is around 4m when pruned, plant at 1.5 to 2m for a hedge.

Admired for its glossy green foliage and coppery underside, fragrant white flowers are an added attraction. Mulch around the base of the plant to provide a cool root run. Magnolia 'Little Gem' needs little care or pruning once established and seems to be disease and pest resistant.

Available from the following nurseries

Our Business is Growing. Offering a variety of sun hardy Australian natives and exotic trees, shrubs, groundcovers and perennials from semi advanced through to super advanced and semi-mature stock.

TALL TREES - phone 03 5983 0166
Quality advanced container grown trees and shrubs. Australian native plants and ornamentals in containers ranging from 14cm to 45 litre. Contract growing to specifications. Specialists in tree supply for Urban development. All states. 

One of Australia's largest wholesale trade nurseries. Over 30,000 species , from tubestock to advanced trees, an almost unlimited choice of quality plants.

COOLWYN NURSERIES 29 Victoria Ave Monbulk VIC 3792 (03) 9756 6668.

Major supplier of huge range of highest quality trees and shrubs to Designers, Landscape contractors, developers and councils. Waterhousea, MGLittle Gem, Camellia sasanqua, Buxus and more ! Deliver to NSW. SA, Tas and Vic.