Genus: Magnolia Species: grandiflora Cultivar: Little Gem
At Maturity: Height: 15-20' Spread: 8-10' (at time of purchase plant size is 5')
Another evergreen native tree. Little Gem is smaller in growth habit than regular magnolias. What makes Little Gem noteworthy are the gorgeous white flowers that bloom heavily in late spring but then it will bloom off and on again until late fall/early winter. Great back drop for other smaller specimen plants. Can be espaliered onto a wall but will require maintenance to train and keep its shape.
Images from Wikimedia Commons: