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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.

Description:

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: 
White
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 
7 - 10
Height: 
30 - 50 feet
Spread: 
10 - 15 Feet