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Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem'

1 x 17cm Potted Plant


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  • A grandiflora for small gardens!
  • Compact and narrow
  • Evergreen foliage and large white blooms
Despatch By The End Of July 2024
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A grandiflora for the smaller garden, Magnolia grandiflora ‘Little Gem’ is a petite replica of those magnificent Magnolia grandifloras growing up the walls of stately homes that you may have admired with envy.

Magnolia ‘Little Gem’ forms a small, columnar, evergreen tree, densely clothed in glossy, leathery leaves up to 12cm long, that are covered in rusty felting on the underside. In late summer and autumn, it bears an abundance of large, lightly fragrant, creamy-white, cup-shaped flowers. The blooms are followed by red, cone-like fruits, extending interest into the autumn. Unlike its giant counterpart, Magnolia ‘Little Gem’ begins to flower at a young age.

Its narrow, columnar habit makes Magnolia ‘Little Gem’ particularly well-suited to training up a sheltered wall or as a focal ornamental tree where space is limited. It can even be grown in a large container. Slow growing, it requires minimal pruning, eventually forming a large shrub or small tree. Magnolia ‘Little Gem’ is low maintenance and drought tolerant once established, making a rewarding choice for a sunny, sheltered position. Maximum height: 8m (26ft). Maximum spread: 4m (13ft).

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Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Growing Information

Plant magnolias in a sunny or semi shaded position with protection from cold winds and hard spring frosts. Magnolias prefer a rich, moist, well drained, acid to neutral soil. Incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost to improve the soil prior to planting, mixing it thoroughly and deeply. Magnolia plants establish quicker when their roots are shaded. Following planting, apply a mulch of rotted bark chips, manure or garden compost, taking care not to mound it around the stem of the plant.
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Orders are despatched promptly by post or parcel carrier. Seasonal items such as plants are sent separately with the estimated delivery times stated against each variety both in our catalogue and on our website.

Please note that when several items are ordered they may not all be delivered at the same time.

Delivery Charge

Standard Charge

Packet seed only will incur a carriage charge of £2.99.

All other products incur a carriage charge of £6.99.

If your order comprises of a combination of carriage charges then a combined carriage charge of £7.99 will be applied.

Live Plants

Suttons strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. While the majority of our nursery plants cope well with slight delays in intransit, sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this for some of our smaller plug products and tender bedding and vegetable lines, which do not respond well to the extra journey time. So regretfully while we offer the majority of our live plant offering nationwide, we are unable to ship plugs, begging plants and tender vegetable plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3.

Non Standard Deliveries

Unfortunately like many companies in our industry we are currently only able to supply orders to UK based customers, excluding those in Northern Ireland. We are committed to finding a way that we can resume or normal services again as soon as possible. Please accept our apologies for any inconvience caused.

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If ordering any large items marked large lorry items  a surcharge of £5 per item will be applied. These items are also not available to areas and postcodes shown under non standard deliveries. We may need to contact you regarding delivery so please provide a contact number with all orders.

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We reserve the right to contact you and advise an additional charge where necessary and are happy to quote for carriage of specific products to more remote areas. Some items may not be available to all areas.

We reserve the right to revise any carriage charges in the event of carrier price increase or other unforeseen circumstances. We will always advise of the carriage charge before payment is taken.

All Suttons products should reach you in perfect condition, just as they left us. If you are dissatisfied in any way with their condition on arrival, please let us know within 14 days. We are only liable for the cost of the goods as quoted on the website plus the cost of delivery if the goods are faulty.

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