A very compact, upright grower whose shiny, deep green leaves have a heavy reddish-brown felt beneath. Large 6 to 8 inch fragrant white flowers dot the plant throughout the warm months. A superb small specimen or accent in the landscape.
Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Road Salt, Seacoast Exposure, Very Wet Areas. This dwarf Southern magnolia can be used as a large shrub or small tree depending on the way it is pruned. Plants adapt well against sunny building walls where foliage provides a striking contrast. Makes a lovely single specimen for smaller urban gardens as accent tree. Plant in a row to create an evergreen privacy screen along low fences and walls. Particularly lovely background for light value shrubs and perennials, or for outstanding sculpture and treillage. Adapts well to large pots for portable accents.
This beautiful plant works well with Marge Miller Camellia, (Camellia sasanqua 'Marge Miller'), Golden Flare Azalea, (Azalea x 'Golden Flare'), Lady in Red Hydrangea, (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Lady in Red') and Hellikki Rhododendron, (Rhododendron x 'Hellikki'). It's also traditional with Prairie Blue Eyes Top of the Line Daylily, (Hemerocallis x 'Prairie Blue Eyes') and Ruffled Velvet Siberian Iris, (Iris siberica 'Ruffled Velvet').
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.