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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!


Little Gem Magnolia

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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. Here's how:

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. 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.

Use 1-2 bags of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


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Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
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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 recommended for zones: 5-9
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It's Easy to Plant your Little Gem Magnolia

Specific Directions for Little Gem Magnolia
Plant your Little Gem Magnolia in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. Although Little Gem Magnolias prefer full sun they can tolerate shade. For a privacy screen or hedge plant your Little Gem Magnolias about 5 feet apart. Make sure that your tree doesn't sit in an low area of your yard that collects standing water.

Little Gem Magnolias prefer slightly acidic soil but will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay as long as it's well draining. After planting your Little Gem Magnolia water it once a week. Once your Magnolia is established it will be very drought tolerant and will only need water during times of drought.

Early every Spring fertilize your Little Gem Magnolia with a well balanced fertilizer like formula 10-10-10 or 8-8-8 and prepare for the show. White creamy flowers will emerge in the Spring and keep blooming all summer and into the Fall!


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

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

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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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
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December 31, 2012
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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December 31, 2012
Little Gem blooms after 4 months
My 'Little Gem' Magnolia Grandiflora arrived in perfect condition about 2' tall. After four months it is now 2&1/2 ' tall and already has three flower buds with one almost fully open. I am really excited. It is possible I will buy one more for my small garden. This is truly the perfect Magnolia for smaller spaces and also for big ones.
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September 19, 2014
St Louis, MO, US
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
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December 31, 2012
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over 3 years ago
Received as described. Already has flower within 1st year.
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December 31, 2012
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over 2 years ago
So far so Good
Keeping my fingers crossed in the chilly northeast. No evidence of new growth but it appears healthy and I'm guessing the root system is establishing itself. Didn't realize squirrels love the buds that I'm looking forward to becoming beautiful flowers next spring. Will keep my fingers crossed until next spring. It arrived well boxed and in perfect condition.
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September 24, 2014
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1 year ago
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This is a beautiful magnolia
We live in Sutherlin, Oregon which gets some frost and maybe snow in the winter and heat in the 90's during summer. This "little gem" took a while to adapt to transplanting. But now it is getting new beautiful shiny leaves. No flowers yet. Not much growth but expect to see more next year. All in all we are very pleased and are willing to wait and watch this magnolia mature.
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July 25, 2015
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6 months ago
Growing Zone:
8
Bought our Little Gem in early June. It arrived beautifully packaged and well cared for. It has already bloomed. Thanks so much.
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December 31, 2012
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Little gem
Great tree Pam's shipped it really fast has done well with the transplant enjoying it very much!
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December 13, 2014
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11 months ago
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Watching my tree grow - love it and taking care of it.. It means a lot to me ..
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July 28, 2015
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3 months ago
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Loved but it died
Did not grow very fast but did make some progress. I was excited to see what the next year would bring. Well it didn't as it died during the winter. I knew it was probably dead in the spring but thought I had until the date they said would ship. When I notified them a couple of days before that date, they informed me my year was up. They were right when I looked at the invoice as they shipped two weeks early. I did not replace even though I wanted another one.
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October 28, 2014
Grand Rapids, MI, US
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over 2 years ago
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"little" Gem Magnolias
I guess I didnt know what a 1gallon plant looks like. For $40 i got a 1 foot tall plant. I could go to lowes and get a 5gallon 6ft plant for $80 price.
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July 30, 2015
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1 month ago
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The tree was shipped promptly and arrived in good condition. It seems happy in its setting but has shown no new growth yet. It has only been 2 months and the leaves are still glossy and healthy looking. We are on the northern edge of a magnolia's growing zone, so I am hoping that mine will be well established before we have another winter like last year.
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August 3, 2015
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2 months ago
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Lovely Little Gem
My magnolia arrived in perfect condition.Since planting 2 weeks ago my tree has opened 6 new leaves. Dark green shiny leaves with brown undersides. I love the tree and can't wait till spring to see it's progress. Buy this small tree I'm sure you won't be dissapointed. Happy gardening.
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August 5, 2015
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1 month ago
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Little Gem Magnolia
I ordered,even though I am at the very limit of it zone. Delivery was very fast. The box the two magnolia's came in was so well pack and supported, it took some time and some tools. The size, I felt was a little small/price. After planting ,it took off. That is what I wanted .A established plant in case we have a rough winter is what I needed . So I think I will remember the quality long after the price is forgotten.
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July 27, 2015
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4 months ago
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It's too soon to tell how it's doing
The weather is not helping my
"Little gem magnolia " at all.
Hundred degrees and no rain.
Think maybe I should have put it in a pot for a few months. I love the "little gem magnolia"
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July 29, 2015
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2 months ago
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it is too early to judge
I had bought it three weeks ago, so far so good as far as its growth. The tree itself arrived crooked (not straight) , I stalked it, and complained . Fast-Growth (the vendor) gave me a credit of $40 toward further purchase, valid for one year.
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July 30, 2015
Purchased
1 month ago
Growing Zone:
7
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
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December 31, 2012
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.
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December 31, 2012
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The tree was lovely when it arrived, smaller then I expected, but a great price..and we knew we would enjoy watching it grow. However, the leaves turned brown about a month ago...and I am trying hard to bring it back. Do you offer any guarantee on the trees?
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September 19, 2014
Purchased
1 year ago
tree looks good....can't wait for blooms
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 4 years ago
magnolia tree
It is just great,it is doing well and looks wonderful
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September 20, 2014
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
5
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Karen H on Aug 19, 2015
What is the correct way to prune this Little Gem Magnolia, and is it ever okay to just cut in half?
elaine h on Mar 9, 2015
Best Answer: Little Gem does take well to pruning, so you probably will be OK cutting it in half. I would allow a couple of years to let it recover and start to looking good again. Pruning method varies by the type of pruning you wish to do. If you have a row of them growing in a hedge, or if you have a single specimen that is too big, you should prune the ends off the branches to the size or shape you want; this can be done with shears. If you want to limb it up into a tree form and show the trunk, or if you have a branch that seems out of place, use pruning shears to remove the branches at the trunk. If you are cutting it in half, you will probably need to use pruning shears or a saw to cut the trunk(s) back to 12 inches under the height you want (this is to allow for new growth to come in and still be the height you want), then use shears to cut back the remaining foliage to the shape you want.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 6, 2015
Are these trees deer resistant?
A D on Mar 14, 2015
Best Answer: A hungry deer will eat most anything, but Little Gem is near the bottom of their Favorite Foods list, and is considered deer resistant.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 6, 2015
When is the best time, and how should a little gem be pruned. I want them to grow tall but want the bottom not the trunk to be branch free, DALLAS, Texas ?
Vince S on Jan 14, 2015
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What is the height of the Little gem magnolia when shipped and do they have their branches and leaves still on them during shipping?
Marvie C on May 30, 2014
Best Answer: This depends on the size that you order. The 3 to 4 foot is at least 3 feet tall and anywhere between 3 to 4 feet tall. Trees often keep there leaves during shipping, but some trees shed their leaves to save their energy as a natural means to protect themselves.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Dec 23, 2014
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How large a planting area does the gem magnolia need? I have only a 2.5 foot by 10 foot area about 10 feet from my house. I am looking for a tree that will screen my neighbor's tall sloping roof. But of course I don't want to harm the concrete patio or house foundation.
Leslie B on Nov 16, 2014
Best Answer: I would not plant the Little Gem that close. You want it about 15ft from the house.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Dec 19, 2014
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will a little gem survive in the shade?
greg s on Apr 17, 2015
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Can you grow these in containers in zone 6.5?
A shopper on Jul 30, 2014
Best Answer: Would you believe I live in zone 4 (Minneapolis) and I purchased a little Gem in April, 2013, so cute and small but flowered for me that year in its container (a bit wooden tub). I took it in the house in the winter not knowing what would happen, I put it in an east window (lot of light). It did not die, it didn't grow, but I didn't lose any foliage, it was as though it was in a dormant state. I put it out in late May and it is doing well, it has grown 10" with a lot of new leaves. However, as of yet, I have not had any flowers, but I still hope. Our winters (particularly last one) are brutal and I know it would not survive outside and I am pleased, so far, with my experiment of growing it indoors in the winter. I know yours will be fine, us gardeners who use the container method will have to prune them back eventually as I am sure it won't take long to outgrow the pot and, even with a dolly, I am only strong enough to go up maybe another size, as it is so heavy with all of the soil. Good luck and let us know how it does.
Reply · Report · Norma H on Jul 30, 2014
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How big is a 2 gal Little Gem Magnolia ?
Trisha H on Apr 20, 2015
Best Answer: Mine arrived as an 8-inch plant in a 6-foot tall box :(((
Reply · Report · O K on May 11, 2015
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I live in Miami Florida. Can I grow a Little Gem Magnolia?
A shopper on Jun 4, 2014
Best Answer: Miami is in a zone 10 so it is not within the recommended growing zones of the Little Gem Magnolia (5-9).
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Dec 19, 2014
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Where can I find the fertilizer 8-8-8 or 10-10-10 here in Miami, Fl. my 3 gal is doing great the 2 gal flower when I got it, but needs something is the same as when I planted the other one thriving love my trees. Help?
Maria G on Jan 5, 2015
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Can this tree be planted in zone 6 in September?
A shopper on Sep 12, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, September is a good time to plant in your zone.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Dec 19, 2014
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Does it do well in windy areas?
rose s on Nov 5, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, this is a sturdy tree.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Dec 19, 2014
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If ordered today, when will plant arrive in Tucson Az?
jill R on Jul 20, 2014
Best Answer: Unfortunately Arizona has agricultural laws put in place that prevent us from legally shipping Little Gem Magnolia Trees there.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 29, 2014
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I read one review that said when received, several branches and leaves were intact. Could you give me more details on size height and width and how full when shipped?
Cathy B on Jun 21, 2014
Best Answer: The 3 gallon size is between 1 to 2 feet tall and about a half foot wide. The one gallon size is about a foot tall and less wide.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
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I live in colorado springs with a high altitude. Will this grow near the corner of the house?
Robbi B on Apr 15, 2015
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when will you be getting more of this plant? Also, Monrovia's online website rates the Little Gem Magnolia as only good for zones 7-9, yet your site says 5-9; which is correct?
Amy G on Apr 6, 2015
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I want to plant for shade about 3 to 4 feet from swimming pool, do you think it would grow well here?
A shopper on Jul 31, 2014
Best Answer: This tree grows 15-30 ft tall and is shaped rather like a Midwestern Poplar tree. Key question is would you plant a tree 3-4 ft from your house foundation (or pool)? Answer is No. If you are in zones 8-11 try White Bird of Paradise . In zone 8 it'll grow 8-9 ft; here in South Florida, 20 ft. It's like a big tree that spreads out like a bush and can be planted close to pools and foundations. A hedge that can grow big enough for shade is the Southern Wax Myrtle or Golden Dew Drop.
Reply · Report · Frederick M on Jul 31, 2014
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I cut down an evergreen tree. Would it hurt Little Gem if I planted it by the evergreen stump?
Jackie T on Jun 23, 2015
Best Answer: First of all I can't tell how big your lil gem is and I would make sure the roots of the evergreen are gone. But be careful your lil gem I think is quite big to be moving. Good luck
Reply · Report · Edward M on Jun 23, 2015
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Will it thrive in zone 10?
A shopper on Sep 7, 2014
Best Answer: The recommended growing zones are 5-9 so a zone 10 is a little hot. However, there have been people to successfully grow outside of the zones.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Dec 18, 2014
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Can this be trimmed like a tree?
A shopper on Aug 28, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, this can be trimmed to tree form.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Dec 19, 2014
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does this variety drop many leaves?
James M on Jul 29, 2014
Best Answer: Hardy in zones 7 to 9. Northern uses where weather is colder tend to lose more leaves. Evergreen plant though. You can expect to lose a small percentage anyways. Plant on southern exposure side of house, protected from wind in northern areas. Remove snow frequently as it will break the limbs.
Reply · Report · shane w on Jul 29, 2014
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Can I please get the answer to my recent question?
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Shiraz S on Aug 16, 2015
Best Answer: Hi Shariz
I'm so sorry,I am unable to find another request from you. How may I help you today with the Little Gem Magnolia? I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you
Reply (1) · Report · Lisa BStaff on Aug 17, 2015
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Can this plant take intense heat as I live in the desert and it will maintain 105-110+ temps in July and August? Supposedly I live in zone 8.
Theresa C on Jul 14, 2015
Best Answer: We have had the heat kill 2 of them in the high desert above LA.

I plan to try a third, but will plant in the fall right after the heat breaks to give it time to root. The others were planted in spring. Also considering some kind of shade project the first summer.
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Are these pet friendly?
MJNix on Jun 22, 2015
Best Answer: Yes they are. We have doga and cats.
Have a great day!
Reply · Report · Maria I on Jun 22, 2015
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my tree is 5+ years and does not flower.....why?
Nancee l on May 22, 2015
Best Answer: my tree is only two years it bloomed for two seasons but it did not survive our winter I bought it because of its smaller size and our granddaughter whose name is Gemma so sad I think its a beautiful tree hope your tree starts to bloom its a beautiful tree
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I like to buy 6 of the Magnolia trees that grow only up to 5-6 feet tall, do you carry them? thanks
Magda g on Jul 30, 2015
Best Answer: Hi Magda
We carry the little gem magnolia that can get 12-20 ft. tall. We do not carry anything in a magnolia with a 5-6 ft. height. We do carry a variety of flowering shrubs in that height catagory, if you feel the little gem will be too tall.
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How long for the little gem to get 12-15 ft.??
Napolee T on Jun 28, 2015
Best Answer: A young Little Gem grows about 2 feet per season when well-grown, so it will probably take about 5 years for it to reach 12 feet from the nice-size plant we supply. It will slow down in its growth rate as it gets older, which lets it stay a relatively small size.
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Can little Gem Magnolia's be shaped to have a round head?
Roberta R on Jun 22, 2015
Best Answer: I really don't know - I purchased this as a gift.
Reply · Report · Jennifer S on Jun 22, 2015
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Is this as hardy as Edith Bogue or better?
GARY M on Jun 15, 2015
Best Answer: The Little Gem Magnolia has a higher cold tolerance than the Edith Bogue. The Little Gem Magnolia can survive the freezing temperatures in zone 5, while the Edith Bogue is only cold hard to zone 6.
Reply (1) · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 17, 2015
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how do you prune magnolias?
Jackie R on Jun 1, 2015
Best Answer: Jackie,
I don't prune, just let them grow.
Reply · Report · John S on Jun 1, 2015
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What is the width and height of this plant in zone 6?
Marcus on Nov 19, 2014
Best Answer: The mature height is 15-20ft tall and the width is 8-10ft.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Dec 19, 2014
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when is the best time to plant it in a zone 6 area?
soyyo on Nov 7, 2014
Best Answer: In a zone 6 I would plant in the fall or spring.
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Can this be grown & maintained in a whiskey barrel?
Rhonda C on Nov 6, 2014
Best Answer: It can be, but they do prefer to be in the ground.
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When is the optimum time to plant this magnolia in Edmond, OK?
Kay T on Nov 1, 2014
Best Answer: Early fall or spring.
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What is the spread of the mature tree?
Janet D on Oct 19, 2014
Best Answer: The Little Gem spreads to 8-10ft wide.
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Are the flowers long lasting?
A shopper on Sep 24, 2014
Best Answer: Depending on your area the blooms can last for up to 6 weeks.
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when should it be planted in zone 7?
barbara k on Sep 14, 2014
Best Answer: Fall is a fabulous time to plant the Little Gem Magnolia. The early spring also makes for a good time to plant.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 17, 2014
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where can I find the the Little Gem Magnolia in Central Fla.??
A shopper on Aug 22, 2014
Best Answer: You can order it from www.fast-growing-trees.com and have it in about two days. We're unfamiliar with the local nurseries in your area.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 25, 2014
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what does size of 2 gallon mean? I want to know the height of the tree I can place the order.
BurlingtonBen on Aug 2, 2014
Best Answer: The 2 gallon size is 1 to 2 ft tall.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Dec 23, 2014
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I need a few magnolias flowers by the end of October and I live in Miami, Florida. If I buy the 3-4ft.plant do you thing this is possible? - I love this plant but I want to make sure that my zone is good for then. Thanks, Nereyda
A shopper on Aug 1, 2014
Best Answer: Our magnolia trees are flowering, but once plants are taken from the direct sunlight and placed in a box for shipping they shed their leaves and blooms to protect themselves. Then your tree may use it's energy getting established to it's new environment before producing new blooms. It's possible, but remember the factors that play into it.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 13, 2014
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We have this lovely gem though it suffered badly from the bad winter. It has lost the full look of leaves and looks sparse and not many flowers. What can we do to get it back to its beautiful glory?
A shopper on Jul 23, 2014
Best Answer: Give it a light pruning and a well balanced fertilizer like formula 8-8-8 or 10-10-10 in the early spring and early fall.
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The electric co removed the trees we had because of electric lines. Would these trees work in their place?
janice f on Jun 20, 2014
Best Answer: It depends on how high your electric lines are. Little Gem Magnolias get 15 to 20 feet tall. You may have to prune them back to keep them under your electric lines.
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Hello, when is the best time of the year to plant the "Little Gem"?
Felicia R on Aug 23, 2015
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saying one gallon size tells me nothing about the size of the tree . how big would the tree be?
Barbara A on Jul 28, 2015
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Will this thrive in zone 5 Milwaukee wi ? Had Edith Bogue Magnolia It died after 10years,
GARY M on Jun 14, 2015
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My Little Gem is about 10 ft, was planted last Sept 2014 (zone 10). It had two blooms last month, but they did not last. I do not see any indication of any blooms. Is this normal?
Robert P on Jun 13, 2015
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how much sunlight does it need? we would plant it where there would only be 2 hours full sun and rest would be filtered or shade
Vickie S on May 31, 2015
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I'm in zone 7 in a high wind area located at the bay of a seashore area.
Could you tell me what would be the best location for this plant and also
what would be the best fertilizer or plant food for it please?
Thank you.
S L on May 31, 2015
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I have 3 little gems. two of them are growing as should except one. It is struggling. any suggestions on what i should do?i live in texas
pam l on Mar 27, 2015
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I live in zone 4, but noticed this "little gem magnolia". Would it be impossible for me to grow this in zone 4 or are the zones mainly a guide?
Beebs on Mar 11, 2015
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Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





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