Magnolia grandiflora ‘Little Gem’
HEIGHT: 6m tall
WIDTH: 3m tall
*height & width at maturity
FLOWERS: Traditional, large white & fragrant flowers that bloom in summer & autumn, but can spot flower throughout the year
DESCRIPTION: An hardy & reliable magnolia perfect for screening or hedging or as a feature tree within the garden. Relatively pest & disease-free. Can also be grown in containers when kept pruned to size. Large, dark green foliage with a brown underside makes this a popular landscaping & feature plant.
TOLERANCES: Will tolerate a warm, full sun position but will tolerate part-shade. Tolerates being cut back hard, if required. Prefers moist, fertile & well-draining soil that is slightly acidic.
TREE CARE: Prune after flowering to maintain shape, they will tolerate a hard prune if necessary. An annual application of slow-release fertilizer is recommended. Mulch is Spring & keep the roots moist, especially when the tree is establishing itself.
FORM: Upright shrub
GROWTH RATE: Moderate