Magnolia - Bracken Brown Beauty (Southern)

Scientific Name: Magnolia grandiflora ‘Bracken’s Brown Beauty’
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 6-9.


Plant Quick Guide

Growing Zones:


Mature Height:

30-50 ft

Mature Width:

15-25 ft


Full (6-8 hours)


15-25 ft

Growth Rate:


Flower Color:


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The Bracken's Brown Beauty is an evergreen magnolia known for its large, saucer-shaped, fragrant flowers and dense, uniform growth habit. The foliage is dark green on top and a beautiful coppery-brown underneath. Many horticulturists consider this one of the best Southern Magnolia cultivars. The tree produces huge, 8-inch-diameter, waxy, fragrant, white blossoms in late spring and sporadically throughout the summer. Making a striking garden specimen, ‘Bracken’s Brown Beauty’ Southern Magnolia can also serve as a dense screen or windbreak. Its ease of growth and carefree nature make Southern Magnolia ideal for the low-maintenance landscape. This magnolia has a medium growth-rate, reaching about 50 feet tall with a 20 feet spread. It is hardy to 5 degrees. USDA ZONES: Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9.
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STEP 1) First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need.
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.

Plant in well-drained, acidic soil and in full sun or partial shade. Make sure the tree has plenty of room to grow to its full size. Mulch creating a 3-4 inch layer at base but leave room at the trunk of the tree. Water regularly for the first few years until your magnolia is established. Magnolias need 40-80 inches of water every year. Prune, as needed, in winter after bloom period.

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
T Aspiras
Bracken's Brown

We ordered the Bracken's Brown Magnolia. The 2 foot tall tree arrived at my house within the given timeframe and just as I'd ordered it. There was a broken branch and a sliced leaf, but otherwise the tree was healthy and ready for planting. I would use Plant Me Green again.

Frank Franco
Bracken Brown Beauty Magnolia

This was the first plant I purchased from Simpsons Nursery and I was not disappointed. I purchased a tree in a #3 pot. The plant was very full, about 2 feet tall, and has a huge root system and some flower buds! This is a tree I cannot buy locally and I am happy I chose Plant Me Green (Simpsons) to fill my order. I received my plant a few days after I ordered it! I definitely want to purchase more plants from them.

Brooklyn New York

Beautiful trees and great service

Ernesto Flores

Very happy with the tree.

Michael Reinhart
Bracken's Brown Beauty Magnolia

I just received my Bracken's Magnolia today and was amazed at how full and big it was. It was packaged very well and not 1 leaf dropped and not 1 branch was broken. Has 2 buds on it waiting to bloom. I'm very happy with the tree I've received and will definitely be ordering more from this nursery.

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