The Little Gem Magnolia is a small flowering evergreen tree. It is very slow growing and can get to be around twelve feet tall in the span of fifteen years. It has beautiful white flowers that are extremely fragrant and will bloom continuously throughout the hot Texas summer months. It has dark green, glossy leaves that are a bronze-brown color on the underside of the leaf. It is an overall smaller plant than the other grandiflora varieties, so it is a great selection for smaller home sites. Little Gem does particularly well in East Texas.
USDA Zones: 7-9
Sun requirements: Full
Soil requirements: Well-drained
Height at maturity: 12-15 feet