Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem' (Compact Magnolia) - Evergreen

Size and Shape:

A compact variety of the Bull Bay Magnolia, Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem' only grows to a quarter of the size, typically reaching a height of 4 to 5 metres and a width of 2 to 3 metres. Often hedged to a smaller size.


With its excellent dense compact growth and magnificent flowers, the Little Gem Magnolia is an attractive small tree. Flowers are creamy white, long lasting and perfumed, typically the size of a saucer. While the main flowering period is Spring and Summer, flowers will start forming whenever the temperature stays above 20C for more than a few days. The leaves are a glossy dark green on the upper surface and a furry rich reddish brown underneath.

Uses in the Landscape:

As a specimen plant, especially in smaller spaces, hedging, or in large decorative pots.


Will thrive in either full sun or part shade, but needs well drained soil, mulched to keep the roots cool and moist. Frost tolerant when established. Remove seed heads after flowering to encourage new growth and more flowers. Non-invasive roots.


The Little Gem Magnolia's are grown in a range of advanced sizes from 1 to 1.2 metre semi advanced plants up to 4 to 5 metre Super Advanced Specimen Trees. For optimal long-term performance in the landscape, they are predominately container grown in SpringRing Air Pruning Containers ranging from 25 litre to 1000 litre. As our stock levels change daily, please enquire for current availability.

Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem' (Compact Magnolia) - Evergreen