Little Gem Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora ‘Little Gem’)


Little Gem Magnolia

Magnolia grandiflora ‘Little Gem’

  • The classic Southern Magnolia
  • Produce a heavy volume of fragrant flowers
  • The most widely planted Magnolia
  • The perfect choice when planting space is limited
  • A great evergreen screen to increase privacy or to absorb sound
  • Mature specimens can produce a good amount of shade

Little Gem Magnolia trees are prized for their heavy volume of delightful creamy white, sweetly fragrant flowers that can last up to 6 months of the year! Of course, it’s not just the flowers that are so impressive. Magnolia grandiflora ‘Little Gem’ feature dark, glossy green leaves and a compact, narrow growth habit, so we love to plant them as a privacy screen, especially in tighter spaces! These are also a great choice for any home near busy streets as they can absorb sound and can block unwanted views in style. If you’re looking for a smaller tree with plenty of year round interest and curb appeal, you can do no wrong with this Little Gem Magnolia.

Native to the southeastern United States, Little Gem Magnolia trees grow with open and rounded canopies that can provide shady relief during the hot, summer sun. These trees love to grow in Houston and love to grow where there is plenty of full sun exposure. Homeowners and landscapers rave about its ease of growth. They are the perfect tree for any low-maintenance landscape, so just let them grow and do what they do best - adding privacy, shade, absorbing sound and being an all-around striking garden specimen!

We love these Little Gem Magnolia trees, especially for residential properties where they stay small and flower early. We carry them in a variety of sizes, from starter tree to the bigger specimens with the foliage you want for shade, privacy and beauty. Come visit any of our Big Tex Tree Nurseries and we will pick the perfect tree for the perfect spot in your yard!


Several different species available

Large green spoon-shaped leaves provide a thick canopy

Produces beautiful white showy flowers fall through winter

Right at home in Western landscapes