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Little Gem Magnolia

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If you love Magnolias, but don't have the room for such a large tree, Little Gem is the answer to your prayers. It has all the wonderful attributes that this southern beauty offers--evergreen glossy leaves, fragrant white blooms and a tough as nails attitude--all in a 15 foot tall package. Super easy to maintain and postcard perfect blossoms!

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Little Gem Magnolia

Little Tree Packs a Big Punch

Size:  3 Gallon
Ships:
May 5th, 2014
List: $73.95
Sale: $55.46
6 at $52.69 ea.
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Size:  2 Gallon

Ships this Mon, Apr 28
List: $46.95
Sale: $35.21
6 at $33.45 ea.
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Little Gem Magnolia
Planting Kit
Planting Kit Magnolia Trees Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. Magnolia Trees Slow Release Fertilizer Tablets. Your tree will get the optimal nutrition when it needs it most.
Fungi Tree Guard Fertilizer Tabs
Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard Fertilizer Tablets
$19.95
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Planting Mix for Little Gem Magnolia
Planting Mix

Helps your Little Gem Magnolia get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Specially developed for plants that need a low pH. Here's how:

Mycorrhizal Fungi and Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels for acid loving plants. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


Soil Contents
$13.95
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Espoma Plant Food
Espoma Holly-Tone


Espoma Holly-Tone is a plant food that is specially formulated for acid-loving trees and shrubs such as Holly, Azaleas, Dogwood Trees and Rhododendrons.

If your acidic friendly plants are lacking vibrancy or are not blooming as well as usual, use Espoma Holly-Tone twice per year in spring and autumn to perk them up and give them a boost of nutrients that they need.

It will bring luster to leaves, bring on an exploasion of flowers and thicken roots so that plants can absorb more moisture.

Holly Tone
$17.95
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Ships at the Proper Planting Time for Your Area
South ships on date above. North ships in spring.

Aptly named, the Little Gem has all the wonderful qualities you'd expect from a hardy magnolia and more. 

Its ornate flowers--large (8 inches wide), white and creamy-- last longer than any of its cousins. The Little Gem Magnolia is such an early bloomer, it will spend half the year showing off its impressive flowers with a sweet, enchanting fragrance that will delight. 

A tough customer, the species is near winter-proof and will actually exhibit growth during the cold season in some southern locations. When planting space is limited, this magnolia is the perfect choice as its narrowly columned form requires much less room than all other variations. 

The foliage delivers a nice contrast to the seemingly ever-present flowers. Dark, glossy green leaves with a bronze-like underside will complement the scenery of many locations. 

Although nicknamed the dwarf, and considered by some a shrub, Little Gems stack up pretty well, at times reaching heights of more than 20 feet in just seven years. 

With little care of no more than adequate moisture and the occasional plant food, the tree will provide excellent screening, framing accents and other versatile uses limited only by the imagination. 

It's no wonder the Little Gem is the most commonly grown of all magnolias.




Growing Zones: 5-9

Mature Height: 15-20 ft.
Mature Width: 8-10 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Great
Botanical Name: Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem'
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 5-9
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 5-9
(shaded area above)

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Why Buy from Fast Growing Trees?

Save Money

Save thousands by shopping in the convenience of your own home instead of paying a landscaper for trees that struggle.

Tree to Door

Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.  Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.  Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

No Chemicals

We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

Large Size

Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

When Will I Get My Order?

Northern Areas shaded on the below Map are shipped in Spring. You can find your ship date next to Your Growing Zone on the chart below. If this is a Gift, or you want your plants sooner, we’re happy to ship them out right away.

Southern & Western Areas colored White on the Map are generally shipped right away unless the product page gives a specific ship date. If you prefer to plant later in spring when the weather warms up, just let us know and we’ll delay your shipping.

 
  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
  Zone 5 April 15th
  Zone 6,7,8,9,10,11 Ships Now


Can I Plant Now?

Yes…Your Little Gem Magnolia can be planted any time of year… even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. ;

How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $8.95
$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
$80.00-$98.99 $23.95
$99+ ~28% of order


It's Easy to Plant your Little Gem Magnolia


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Little Gem Magnolia.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Little Gem Magnolia gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Little Gem Magnolia again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Most useful customer reviews:
By: J Write
The trees have not grown much in 4 months but have produced flowers. Unfortunatey the flowers start to turn brown before they are even fully open.

By: Virginia Browning
tree looks good....can't wait for blooms

By: Rachel
I've had mine for about 4 years. It has only grown about 6 inches, 4 feet high now. It has beautiful leaves and a lot of blooms. But, it doesn't look as nice and full at the one advertised here on line. I've even ferterlized it.

By: Fred Baldwin
Received as described. Already has flower within 1st year.

By: Kathy Elliott
I planted it last fall. Had to fence it in because of deer, who ate the flowers it had when I planted it. Anxiously awaited the spring; the tree has had one flower and it's gotten new leaves, so it looks like it survived our New York winter. Yes!!
Pleased with how the tree was when it was delivered. Would recommend your company.


By: Geri Sheffey
Bought our Little Gem in early June. It arrived beautifully packaged and well cared for. It has already bloomed. Thanks so much.

By: Guy
Great tree. Fast growing and blooms about 8 months of the year in eastern NC. Very important to mulch it's own leaves as they drop though and feed them back to the tree. Heavy watering the first year is critical for root development and growth. Fertilizer twice a year for magnolia trees helps a lot, I used the tree "spikes" to make it easier for me.

By: Mike
Great tree once I learned to use 10-10-10 every two weeks! Grew leaves like crazy and increased in size. This was after a poor winter in which it was damaged. Repeated second and third years and tree is rapidly growly; though, at the expense of flowers.

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