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Little Gem Dwarf Magnolia Tree

Little Gem Dwarf Magnolia - Elegant and beautiful"," grown in smaller sizes for compact spaces. Huge"," fragrant white flowers bloom for a long time. Grows in zones 5-9.

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Description

🍀 Little Gem Dwarf Magnolia Tree's Key Characteristics  

The little gem dwarf magnolia tree, scientifically known as Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem', is a delightful ornamental tree prized for its compact size and beauty. The little gem magnolia is a perfect pick for small gardens, urban orchards, and container gardening. It prefers well-drained, slightly acidic soil and grows in full sun to partial shade. 

Unlike traditional deciduous magnolia trees, the magnolia little gem tree boasts lush, glossy evergreen foliage year-round. Despite their small size, little gem magnolia trees produce an abundance of large, creamy white flowers in late spring and early summer. The little gem dwarf magnolia is usually preferred by a lot of people due to it's evergreen nature and dwarf size. 

 

🌳 Origin, Growing Conditions, and Optimal Habitat For Full Grown Little Gem Magnolia Tree  

The little dwarf magnolia tree is a charming ornamental tree that originated in the southern United States. It is a compact cultivar of the iconic Southern Magnolia and a part of an evergreen magnolia tree. Its petite stature typically reaches heights of 15 to 20 feet, with a spread of 8 to 12 feet.  

The origins of this miniature magnolia tree can be traced back to breeding efforts. These were carried out especially to develop smaller, more manageable magnolia varieties for modern gardens. Do you want to know more about planting magnolia trees? Check out additional details for the same below: 

Parameter 

Details 

Family 

Magnoliaceae 

Growth Habit 

Evergreen tree 

Height 

Typically 15 to 20 feet tall (4.5 to 6 meters) 

Lifespan 

50 to 150 years in optimal conditions 

Hardiness Zones 

USDA Zones 7 to 10 

Temperature (F) 

Thrives in temperatures between 40°F to 80°F (4°C to 27°C) 

pH Range 

Tolerant of a wide pH range, prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil (pH 5.5 to 7.0) 

Sun Exposure 

Full sun to partial shade 

Watering Needs 

Regular watering, especially during the tree's establishment period and in dry spells 

Pruning Requirements 

Minimal pruning required with planting hole; remove dead or diseased branches to maintain shape and health 

Flowering Season 

Late spring to early summer 

Flower Color 

Creamy, large white 

Fruit Ripening Season 

Late summer to fall 

Fruit Color 

Rose-red to dark red (none for small tree) 

Fruit Flavor 

N/A (ornamental variety, typically grown for its flowers rather than fruit) 

Variants 

Saucer magnolia, bracken brown beauty, royal star magnolia 

Leaf Color 

Dark green 

Propagation Methods 

Softwood cuttings, grafting, or seeds 

Pests and Diseases 

Susceptible to scale insects, leaf spot diseases, and fungal diseases such as powdery mildew 

Special Features 

Compact size, evergreen foliage, fragrant flowers, sometimes pyramid shaped, deciduous tree qualities, adaptability to various soil types and climates 

 

✨Care and Maintenance of Little Gem Dwarf Magnolia Tree 

By following these maintenance instructions, you can take care of your little gem dwarf magnolia tree. We seed, harvest, and grow magnolia trees on a large scale at our store. Buy a dwarf magnolia tree today from Pixies Gardens.  

  • Fertilization: Apply a balanced fertilizer in early spring before the tree's buds break. Use a slow-release fertilizer formulated for ornamental trees, following the user's instructions for application rates. Avoid excessive nitrogen fertilization, as this can lead to excessive vegetative growth at the expense of flowering. 
  • Pruning: Minimal pruning is required for the miniature magnolia tree. Remove dead or diseased branches as needed to maintain the tree's shape and health. Prune in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. 
  • Protection: Protect your little gem magnolia tree from pests and diseases by monitoring for signs of infestation or infection. Common issues include scale insects, leaf spot diseases, and powdery mildew. Treat any problems promptly, using appropriate control methods. 
  • Support: Provide support for the branches of your tree, especially when young, to prevent breakage in windy conditions. Use stakes or tie-downs to secure the branches and reduce stress on the tree's structure. 
  • Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the tree to help conserve moisture, suppress weed growth, and insulate the roots. Avoid placing mulch directly against the trunk to prevent rotting. 

 

🔎Searching For "How Tall Do Magnolia Trees Get"? 

If you're looking to add the beauty of a miniature dwarf magnolia tree, look no further than Pixies Gardens. Or are you wondering how big do magnolia trees get? 40 feet? The answer lies with our little gem dwarf magnolia tree.  

You can trust Pixies Gardens to deliver a healthy and vibrant little dwarf magnolia tree that will decorate your garden. Explore our selection today to find the perfect addition to your garden or orchard.  

 

💡 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

1. How big does a little gem dwarf magnolia grow?

Little gem dwarf magnolia trees typically reach heights of 15 to 20 feet, with a spread of 8 to 12 feet at maturity. However, their growth can vary depending on factors such as soil quality, climate, and pruning regimen. 

2. Can you keep a little gem magnolia tree small? 

Yes, it is possible to keep a little gem magnolia tree small through regular pruning and maintenance. By pruning selectively to control its size and shape, you can manage the growth of the tree to fit your desired space. However, it's essential to follow proper pruning techniques and consult with gardening experts, like those at Pixies Gardens, to ensure the health and beauty of your little gem magnolia tree.

3. Is there a smaller magnolia tree than little gem? 

While little gem is known for its compact size among magnolia trees, there are other smaller varieties available. Some options include the teddy bear magnolia and the baby grand magnolia, which are both dwarf cultivars with petite proportions. At Pixies Gardens, we offer a variety of magnolia trees.

4. What is the best place to plant a little gem magnolia tree? 

The best place to plant a little gem magnolia tree is in a location that receives full sun to partial shade. Ensure the soil is well-drained and slightly acidic, with a pH range of 5.5 to 7.0. Avoid planting in areas prone to waterlogging, as this can lead to root rot. 

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Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plants are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in Fall and Winter and will lose most of their leaves. Looking dead and dry, is very normal. The plant will flush out in Spring.
We cannot ship certain plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by the California Department of Agriculture.

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