Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem'Magnolia grandiflora ‘Little Gem’ is a compact, upright, evergreen, multi-stemmed shrub or small tree. Its leaves are a wonderfully glossy, dark green with reddish-brown felt-like texture beneath and large fragrant, white flowers in summer.

Designing with plants is one of my passions and working recently for clients in Walthamstow with their newly renovated house and garden office was delightful.

Planting evergreens with perennial border classics creates not only long lasting beauty but form and structure too. This magnificant ‘Little Gem’ of a small tree will head up over time beyond the fence height. My plan is to remove the lower branches as it grows upwards and create harmony with the perennials growing beneath.

Plant Magnolia grandiflora ‘Little Gem’ in a sunny area of your garden and you will enjoy it all year round. To find out more about my design work please visit Judi Samuels Garden Design.

Happy gardening!