FLOWERING Evergreen MAGNOLIA grandiflora ‘Little Gem’


Little Gem MAGNOLIA grandiflora Little Gem 35lt - Feb

Little Gem Magnolia – MAGNOLIA grandiflora ‘Little Gem’Smaller Evergreen Magnolia, 35lt container, 1.6-1.8m

Popular smaller compact evergreen grandiflora variety. Has dense, glossy deep green foliage and creamy white flowers mid – late summer. Very popular for small gardens. Trims well to a lovely flowering hedge or border. The Little Gem Magnolia is also known to be very drought tolerant. Grows to approx. 5 x 3m

Magnolia Little Gem - MAGNOLIA grandiflora 'Little Gem' 35lt - Feb

MAGNOLIA grandiflora ‘Little Gem’Smaller Evergreen Magnolia, 35lt container, 1.6-1.8m

MAGNOLIA grandiflora 'Little Gem' (flower) - Jan
MAGNOLIA grandiflora 'Little Gem' (bud) - Jan

Lovely creamy white sweet perfumed tulip shaped flower. Later flowering from mid-late summer

 

Interesting MAGNOLIA grandiflora ‘Little Gem’ Tree Facts….

“Magnolia have been around for millions of years. Magnolia fossils date back to Tertiary period, 100 million years ago. This means that this tough tree has survived a number of different climate conditions over time which is why these trees grow fine naturally in various different countries around the world.”​

​”Magnolia trees (apparently?) were around before bees were, so they relied on beetles for pollination. As a result, magnolia blooms and leaves are very tough, to resist insect damage”

“Charles Plumier is credited for naming Magnolia trees because he named them after Pierre Mongol a French botanist, who passed in 1715”

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