Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem'

Habit small, compact, narrow and columnar with small leaves that have a dense covering of rusty hairs below. Seedling raised at Steed's Nursery by Warren Steed, the seed collected in Candor, North Carolina. Selected in 1952 and named in 1966.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Magnolianae
order      Magnoliales
family       Magnoliaceae
genus        Magnolia L.
species         Magnolia grandiflora L.