Enjoy DWARF MAGNOLIA trees for their...
. legendary fragrant white summer to fall flowers >>> huge clove-scented blooms
. exceptional cold tolerance >>> considered winter hardy to -10 °F (-23°C)
. distinctive dwarf compact habit >>> low branching + dense slow growth to 20-25'
. lustrous year-round foliage >>> attractive + dark green + leathery
. eco-friendly nature >>> considered pest-free + easygoing + drought tolerant
. versatility >>> standalone accent tree + fragrant privacy screens + espaliers
. enduring popularity >>> magnolias are long-lived + old-fashioned heirloom trees
USDA plant hardiness zones: 6, 7, 8, 9
Sunset plant hardiness zones: 4-12, 14-24 [western states]
LIGHT: full sun for best flower production [tolerates partial shade]
WATER: evenly moist [considered drought tolerant once established]
SOIL: fertile + humus-rich + acid + well-drained [forgiving of many soil types]
Botanical Name: Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem'
Plant Family: Magnoliaceae - Magnolia Family
Plant Origin/Magnolia Nursery Cultivar: Southern United States
Steed's Nursery, Candor, North Carolina - 1952 | Magnolia's the State Flower of Louisiana + Mississippi. The genus Magnolia was named in honor of Pierre Magnol (1638-1715), the renowned botanist and physician to King Louis XIV.
a.k.a: Dwarf Little Gem Magnolia, Little Gem Southern Magnolia Tree
How to grow Dwarf Magnolia Trees:
. Select a location that provides adequate sunlight, water, and soil requirements [see above]
. Water regularly until established and during dry spells for optimum performance
. Fertilize magnolia trees in early spring with an acid-type fertilizer
. Prune after flowering if needed [usually not required]
. Maintain a mulch layer to conserve soil moisture and minimize pesky weeds
. Avoid unnecessary cultivation around plants once they're established
. Grow Little Gem Magnolia in large winter-protected containers in colder climates
We ship large, gift quality plants in their original container and soil.
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