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Little Gem Magnolia

Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem'

  • Several different species available
  • Large green spoon-shaped leaves provide a thick canopy
  • Right at home in Western landscapes
  • Produces beautiful white showy flowers fall through winter
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The Little Gem Magnolia, (Magnolia grandiflora), is the crown jewel of Magnolias. This is the classic Southern Magnolia, with glossy leaves and big, fragrant white blossoms that look good on any landscape. It loves a full sun environment and has a slow growth rate. This little gem can grow a large spread canopy and will provide a good amount of shade if desired. If you want to enjoy the shade and the beautiful, fragrant white flowers now, buy as big as you can. Moon Valley Nurseries offers mature Little Gem Magnolia trees for sale.

Tract housing homeowners will appreciate this tamer, grafted variety of the larger Magnolia. This Little Gem Magnolia is ideal for any type of home landscape. It is a good plant for smaller garden areas, especially when used as a small tree or shrub.

This variety can be trained for use as an attractive wall or espalier plant to accent an attractive front or backyard garden. The dense foliage features leathery green leaves and a rusty colored underside that adds a nice color contrast to any type of landscape. You will often see this Little Gem Magnolia planted for use as a street or lawn tree to break up the greenery.

Of course, one of the major attractions of this quintessential tree of the South are the flowers that bloom. Powerfully fragrant, pure white flowers bloom throughout the summer and fall, attracting hummingbirds and a variety of pollinators. These large, pure white flowers will bring beauty and a pleasing aroma to any type of landscape. Women might be tempted to pluck one of these beautiful, large flowers for use as a bridal hairpiece or use the flowers for wedding bouquets.

A feast for the senses, this Little Gem Magnolia is ready to be the focal point in your landscape. Moon Valley Nurseries offers vibrant, healthy specimens for sale. You buy it and we can deliver and plant it!

Every time a plant is watered, the soil should be thoroughly saturated to a depth of at least 2 to 3 feet and at least as wide as a tree well. Very slow and deep watering is always recommended. During periods of extreme heat, we advise at least 1 additional time per week of watering for all varieties. For periods of heavy rain (1/2” or more) adjust accordingly by possibly skipping a watering session for that time.



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Greg Darson

Riviera Beach, FL

Moon Valley's magnolias are really nice looking. Big white flowers and it doesn't take much effort to keep them looking as good as the first day they were planted.



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