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Cultural Details for Magnolia grandiflora 'Bracken's Brown Beauty'

Common Name:
Bracken's Brown Beauty Southern Magnolia

Growth Rate:
Slow to medium

Average Mature Height:
30-50'

Average Mature Width:
15-30'

Flower Details:
Flowers 5-6" diameter, creamy white, fragrant

Fruit Details:
2-3" long fruits ripen September-October rose red

Fall Color:
Evergreen

Bark Details:
Smooth gray older trees may develop large scaly plates

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Essentially problem free. Some weevil damage to leaves. Needs room to develop.

Native Habitat:
Zones 6-9

Other Features:
Does not drop as many leaves. One of the best selections. Cold hardy to zone 5.

Culture and Care:
Transplant balled/ burlapped or container grown in winter or early spring in rich well drained acidic soil in full sun to partial shade

This plant was blooming:
6/21/2010 - 7/9/2010

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
1140, 1150, 1160

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu