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Magnolia little gem Antioch

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Magnolia little gem Antioch grows at a slow rate to a height of perhaps 30 to 50 feet with an 10 to 15 feet spread and flowers at two or three years old.

It is surprising to see a Magnolia flower when it is only three or four feet tall. ‘Little Gem’ Southern Magnolia forms a dense, dark green oval or pyramidal shape, making it suited for screen or hedge planting.


The Little Gem Magnolia has an upright and oval rounded canopy. The Little Gem Magnolia is recognized for its prolific flowering that lasts 6 months of the year, which lasts from May through October. The Little Gem Magnolia produces large fragrant creamy white saucer shaped flowers that are 8 inches wide. The Little Gem Magnolia has beautiful shaped oblong leaves that are 5 to 7 inches long and 2 to 3 inches wide. Little Gem Magnolias have leaves that are stiff and leathery with a deep glossy green color on top and a bronze-brown fuzzy underside. The Little Gem Magnolia differs from the Teddy Bear Magnolia in the following characteristics: Little Gem Magnolias have more open and rounded canopies, they produce a heavier volume of flowers, their leaves are narrower, and they grow faster than Teddy Bear Magnolias.

  • Specifics
Plant Type: 
Evergreen Tree
Scientific Name: 
Magnolia grandiflora ‘Little Gem’
Foliage Color: 
Dark green
Flower Color: 
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 
7 - 10
30 - 50 feet
10 - 15 Feet