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3 Gal. Little Gem Southern Magnolia Tree

  • Best planted in yards from spring to fall
  • Evergreen magnolia tree thrives in full sunlight
  • Ideal for USDA hardiness zones 7 to 10
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Product Overview

The Little Gem Magnolia is the perfect tree for your yard if you are seeking a smaller version of the evergreen magnolia without sacrificing any of the usual beauty. The Little Gem reaches only 20 ft. to 25 ft. with a spread of 8 ft. to 12 ft. and has a slow growth-rate, approximately 1-1/2 ft. per year. The Little Gem is recognized for its prolific flowering that lasts 6-months of the year, which lasts from May through October. It can flower in 2-year to 3-years. The Little Gem Magnolia produces large fragrant creamy white saucer shaped flowers that are 8 in. W. The Little Gem has beautiful shaped oblong leaves that are 5 in. to 7 in L and 2 in. W to 3 in. W. Little Gems have small leaves that are stiff and leathery with a deep glossy green color on top and a bronze-brown fuzzy underside. It still produces the characteristic fragrant, creamy white flowers and, in fact, tends to bloom more than the Bracken Brown Beauty. This magnolia makes a great specimen tree. Little Gem is hardy to 5°. USDA ZONES: Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10.
  • Little gem is recognized for its prolific flowering that lasts 6-months of the year
  • Magnolia makes a great specimen tree
  • Reaches only 20 ft. to 25 ft. with a spread of 8 ft. to 12 ft. and has a slow growth-rate
  • Hardy in USDA zones 7-10
  • Tree shipped in a 3 Gal. container with a minimum tree height of 2 ft.

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Specifications

Dimensions

Mature Height (in.)
240 in.
Mature Width (in.)
96 in.

Details

Additional Characteristics
None Listed
Average Shipping Height (in.)
24
Best Time to Plant
Spring to Fall
Blossom Color
White
Botanical Name
Magnolia grandiflora
Common Name
Magnolia Tree
Evergreen or Deciduous
Evergreen
Fragrance
Slight
Growth Habit
Upright
Hardiness Zone
10 (30 to 40 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)
Optimal Soil Condition
Acidic
Recommended Space Between Plantings (in.)
96
Returnable
90-Day
Shipped As
Container
Sun Tolerance
Full Sun
Tree Type
Other
Wildlife Attracted
Pollinators
Wildlife Deterred
No Wildlife Deterred

Questions & Answers

6Questions6Answers

I know this is online Home Depot but at the top of the page says your shopping castle rock, CO so...

Asked by Magnoliatree September 20, 2020
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My experience with Magnolias is that they don't do well in climates that are very cold, or stay cold. I had one in Georgia, we got cold one year with snow that lasted several weeks, it died. I am not an expert, and I don't know Castle Rock, but if it's like most of Colorado that I know, it gets very cold! The plant is cheap enough to give it a try, I suppose, but I would expect problems in a cold climate.

Can you plant this in a large pot? I'd like to place it on my balcony, which has full direct sun ...

Asked by newgreenthumb August 19, 2020
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You can for a few years. But this will grow into a full size tree.

Is this satisfaction guaranteed?

Asked by db July 11, 2020
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As a recent customer, I certainly think so. I ordered a number of plants online, including two little Gem Magnolia trees. One arrived totally devastated, with broken limbs and fallen leaves. The other one had lost a few leaves but was otherwise fine. I took the first one to a local Home Depot and they cheerfully refunded my money, which I used to buy another magnolia. Both were planted almost two months ago and are looking great!

Is there a guarantee on these?

Asked by Tracy July 11, 2020
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Yes! I ordered two of them and one arrived in poor condition, although the other one seemed only a little damaged in shipping. I took the first one back to the store...no questions asked, they refunded that amount off my purchase receipt. I used that money to buy another one on site. Both trees have been planted for about 6 weeks now and appear to be doing great!

Am I over watering?

Asked by Gramma310 June 25, 2020
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Have you checked to make sure your soil is an acidic type? Depending on where you live it can be alkaline (basic), neutral, or acidic. Magnolias love acidic soil because their fine root system (e.g., rhodedendrons, azaleas, Gardenias, etc.) requires it to more easily access the nutrients in the soil. So I would suggest purchasing a soil pH test and/or a soil acidifier fertilizer. Home Depot offers them online. Hope this helps. Best of luck.

Please advise if this item, the 3 gal. Little Gem Southern Magnolia Tree, is available for pick u...

Asked by MKH June 14, 2020
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Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. MKH, this item is not sold in stores, they are on line only. There are about 41 in-stock at this time. Hope this helps. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. -The Home Depot-

Customer Reviews

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  • 88% recommend this product
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Arrived intact. Although FedEx delivered the box upside down. Good thing the soil was secured in ...
Arrived intact. Although FedEx delivered the box upside down. Good thing the soil was secured in plastic bag and did not fall out. Tree was planted and seems to still be alive. So far so good.
by Norm
Delivered with care and prope packaging....
Delivered with care and prope packaging.
by RAMONA
It was carefully planted and died with in the week....
It was carefully planted and died with in the week.
by HomeDepotCustomer
verticillium wilt casualty
I placed an online order that included free shipping (which was nice) since the nearby stores allegedly had none in stock. They arrived in a cardboard box via UPS. They appeared fine at first and well packaged. I planted them immediatley as I was waiting on them to complete a landscape project. After one day, all of the leaves became very wilted. The soil condition was optimal - it was fresh topsoil from a landscape yard. It has been 5 days now and they look like they are clinging on to dear life. I doubt they will survive and am preparing to return them for a refund.
by Tyler
1 person found this helpful
Tree was nice with no dead leaves and had plenty of water for shipping.
Tree was nice with no dead leaves and had plenty of water for shipping.
by SouthernMagnolia
1 person found this helpful
Dead Tree
The tree has died in 2 weeks after planting . And can i get another tree or a refund
by Apostle
Great quality.. very happy with my purchase
Great quality.. very happy with my purchase
by Sandy
Beautiful little tree!
Beautiful little tree!
by Jackson
Magnolia came in good condition and planting was a breeze. The tree didn’t have any transplant sh...
Magnolia came in good condition and planting was a breeze. The tree didn’t have any transplant shock which normally happens. I would highly recommended this tree!
by JAKE
One Looks good the other looks dead...
One Looks good the other looks dead
by KAREN
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