Bracken's Brown Beauty Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora 'Bracken's Brown Beauty'
Lustrous, leathery foliage is rich, dark green above and cinnamon brown underneath. Large, 5 to 6 inch creamy white flowers are exotically fragrant. A hardier magnolia that transplants well and does not lose as many leaves as other varieties, and exhibits better cold tolerance than others. Evergreen.
Provide deep, nutrient rich, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce watering frequency; best with regular moisture, but will tolerate brief periods of drought. Feed in early spring before new growth emerges.
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 30 to 50 ft. tall, 15 to 30 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Firewise, Very Wet Areas, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Camellia (Camellia); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Viburnum (Viburnum); Hosta (Hosta)|