Plant of the Month – Little Gem Magnolia

image011The Little Gem Magnolia is a slow-growing hybrid of the Magnolia granidflora that is sometimes called a “dwarf”. It will get tall (up to 40 feet, usually less), but not nearly as tall as the standaimage009rd.

Little Gem is a pyramidal tree and can be pruned into a hedge or maintained to keep a small size. Southern Magnolias are relatively insect and disease free.

The flowers are always a show stopper. They are creamy white, fragrant, and will bloom until fall after the big flower show in June.
If you need a tree for the yard, definitely consider a ‘Little Gem’ Magnolia. See for yourself that ‘Little Gem’ is definitely a gem to include in the garden.