Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem'

evergreen magnolia

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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: any moist, well-drained soil, including chalky
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: August to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A smaller version of the bull bay, this evergreen shrub is ideal for smaller gardens- or for training against a courtyard wall. It has an upright habit and throughout the year, the branches are clothed with 12cm long dark green leaves that have a furry, rusty orange underside. This becomes quite an attractive feature as the tree matures and is viewed from beneath. It's when the creamy white late summer flowers appear however that these impressive plants are at their best.

  • Garden care: Plant in a sheltered spot, away from strong winds. Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches in spring. The best time to plant is in April, adding plenty of peat to the planting hole, in a sheltered spot. Mulch in spring with manure or leafmould, especially on dry soils.

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  • Q:

    I see this plant is slow growing, will it flower in the early years or only when it is more mature?
    Asked on 2/1/2015 by bjm from Dorset

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      Hello there
      Yes this magnolia is quite slow growing, but as this specimen is in a 7.5lt pot, it will be about 3 years old, so as long as it has the right conditions you should have flowers within a couple of years. Hope this helps.

      Answered on 5/1/2015 by Anonymous from crocus
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    Will I be able to keep this plant in a large pot? How large will it need to be, please? I'd like to buy one now for my husband's birthday in April. We plan to move house in May and I'd like to keep the plant in a pot for the first year or so at least. We have the ideal sunny, sheltered spot in our new garden.
    Asked on 3/31/2014 by handmadebysoo from Kent

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    Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem'
    Will this plant be okay in clay soil and does it have fragrance?
    Asked on 2/20/2014 by Al from New Malden Surrey

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      Hello there
      Yes, this magnolia is ok in a clay soil as long as it is well-drained, and the flowers are fragrant. I hope this helps

      Answered on 2/21/2014 by Anonymous from Crocus
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Some evergreens need a large expanse on a warm wall and these include Magnolia grandiflora and Clematis armandii. Both have leathery green foliage and both stand out well in winter. Magnolia grandiflora is well named for its enormous lemon-scented white

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