Bracken's Brown Beauty Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora 'Bracken's Brown Beauty'

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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
Deciduous/ Evergreen Evergreen
Flower Attribute Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Garden Style Asian/Zen
Growth Habit Pyramidal
Growth Rate Moderate
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
Water Needs Moderate
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)