Little Gem Dwarf Southern Magnolia

Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem'

A dwarf evergreen tree forming a column of intensely glossy, deep emerald green foliage. Each leaf is characteristically leathery and tough, with rusty-brown, fuzzy undersides. During late spring and into summer, fragrant bright white flowers emerge from velvety buds, followed by cone-like fruits that mature in fall. Highly attractive to birds, keep this small tree or shrub as a patio specimen, or trained as an espalier against a wall or fence.


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Little Gem Dwarf Southern Magnolia

Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem'
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15 gallon, 65"h x 20"w

Deciduous / Evergreen

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Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.