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Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem'

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

A grandiflora for small gardens!

Compact and narrow

Evergreen foliage and large white blooms

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A grandiflora for the smaller garden, Magnolia grandiflora ‘Little Gem’ is a petite replica of those magnificent Magnolia grandifloras growing up the walls of stately homes that you may have admired with envy.

Magnolia ‘Little Gem’ forms a small, columnar, evergreen tree, densely clothed in glossy, leathery leaves up to 12cm long, that are covered in rusty felting on the underside. In late summer and autumn, it bears an abundance of large, lightly fragrant, creamy-white, cup-shaped flowers. The blooms are followed by red, cone-like fruits, extending interest into the autumn. Unlike its giant counterpart, Magnolia ‘Little Gem’ begins to flower at a young age.

Its narrow, columnar habit makes Magnolia ‘Little Gem’ particularly well-suited to training up a sheltered wall or as a focal ornamental tree where space is limited. It can even be grown in a large container. Slow growing, it requires minimal pruning, eventually forming a large shrub or small tree. Magnolia ‘Little Gem’ is low maintenance and drought tolerant once established, making a rewarding choice for a sunny, sheltered position. Maximum height: 8m (26ft). Maximum spread: 4m (13ft).

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Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 8m (26ft)
Spread Up to 4m (13ft)

Hardy Perennial

sun or semi shade

Flowering Months
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1 x 17cm Potted Plant (KF8734)

Plant magnolias in a sunny or semi shaded position with protection from cold winds and hard spring frosts. Magnolias prefer a rich, moist, well drained, acid to neutral soil. Incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost to improve the soil prior to planting, mixing it thoroughly and deeply. Magnolia plants establish quicker when their roots are shaded. Following planting, apply a mulch of rotted bark chips, manure or garden compost, taking care not to mound it around the stem of the plant.
Water regularly throughout the growing season until young magnolias are fully established. In spring, apply a mulch of well rotted bark chips or garden compost to the base of the plant. Magnolias require little pruning other than to maintain their shape and remove damaged stems or crossing stems.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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