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6.‘Bracken’s Brown Beauty’ Southern Magnolia

Magnolia grandiflora ‘Bracken’s Brown Beauty’

 

Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
7 – 9
Height:
60 – 80
Spread:
30 – 50
Habit:
Densely pyramidal, low branching, stately evergreen tree; compact and dense even in youth
Light:
Best in sun or partial shade
Soil:
Rich, porous, acidic, well-drained soil preferable
Flowers:
creamy white, beautifully fragrant, 5 – 6  in diameter; flower period is from May to June
Fruit:
2 – 3  long, cone-like with exposed red seeds
Landscape use:
Needs ample space to develop; use as screen, hedge, or in groups; characteristic of southern gardening heritage
History:
Native range is North Carolina to Florida and Texas; cultivated 1734
Pests\Problems:
Essentially problem free
Significant Features:
Low-lying branches; large flower size and heavy fragrance; small leaves (6 ) with lustrous dark green above and rusty brown below; transplants better than many magnolias and drops fewer leaves; can transplant in August