SCIENTIFIC NAME: Magnolia grandiflora 'Bracken's Brown Beauty'
COMMON NAME: Bracken's Brown Beauty Magnolia
GARDEN SIZE: 30-50 ft. tall x 15-30 ft. wide
GROWTH RATE: Moderate
USDA ZONE: 5-9
EXPOSURE: Full sun
WATER & SOIL: Well-drained soil; Deep watering during drought once established
HABIT (FORM): Pyramidal
FOLIAGE: Evergreen; Lustrous, dark green above, cinnamon brown underneath
FLOWERS: Fragrant, 5-6 inch creamy white flowers in late spring
FRUIT: Seed pods (Follicles)
PLANT ORIGIN: South Eastern part of North America (from Kentucky to the Gulf and from Texas to the Atlantic)
WILDLIFE SUPPORT: Native mammals, bees, butterflies, beetles, ants, and beneficial wasps; Deer resistant.
FERTILIZING: Feed in early spring before new growth emerges.
PRUNING: Only if needed for shaping or curtailing size. As an evergreen, it may be done in late February.
PET SAFETY: ASPCA safety not provided
USES: Petals sometimes used for aromatics and aromatherapy.