Compact, narrowly-columnar tree. Glossy, deep-green leaves with brown felt underneath. White, citrus-scented flowers are borne from spring through autumn. Excellent for the smaller garden and as a street tree. Tolerant of poorly-drained positions. Magnolia grandiflora ‘Little Gem’ (Evergreen Magnolia) grows to 6m (H) x 4m (W) in 10 years.