Little Gem MagnoliaMagnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem'
This cultivar of Southern Magnolia has a compact, upright growth habit of more typical multi-stemmed shrub than a single trunked tree. It grows at a slow rate to a height of 30-35 feet with an 8 to 12 foot spread and flowers at two or three years old. ‘Little Gem’ Magnolia forms a dense, dark green oval or pyramidal shape making it suited for screen or hedge planting.
Use and Management
The best quality for the Little Gem is its prolific flowering. This outstanding quality, combined with impressive foliage that is glossy green contrasted with bronze-brown pubescence makes Little Gem an ideal choice for landscape applications.
It is ideal for use an espalier and tall screening. It is also ideal to use in narrowly columned spaces that are typical for to days smaller, confined residential lots.
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