What is a good small magnolia for Los Angeles - Knowledgebase Question

Los Angeles, CA
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Question by hwexler
December 7, 2005
What do you think of magnolia little gem as a small tree, one in morning sun and one in alot of light (reflected, also) but no direct sun? I want to keep it under 20 ft. Do you think a deciduous magnolia or this magnolia is better?

Answer from NGA
December 7, 2005
Magnolias grow and flower best when planted in a full sun exposure. While they will grow in bright light, they won't flower as well as similar trees in full sunshine. Little Gem is a good choice for a small tree; Timeless Beauty (Magnolia x 'Monland') is another you might consider. This small evergreen tree displays large fragrant white flowers over a long season. Very upright and extremely dense branches form a broad crown. A lovely landscape accent. Full sun. Slow-growing to 15 to 20 feet high, 20 to 25 feet wide.

Best wishes with your landscape!

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