Magnolia - Bracken Brown Beauty (Southern)

Magnolia grandiflora ‘Bracken’s Brown Beauty’
USDA Hardiness Zones: 6-9
$99.00 $115.95


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.
More Information: Southern Magnolia Growing Guide


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We are now offering $15 flat rate shipping for all tree orders! Replacement tree shipping cost will be $15 per box. We still cannot ship to some states and US territories based off the Agricultural Laws that may be in place. Please see below for all exclusions. 

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Trees: Due to strict Agricultural Laws in place, we currently cannot ship to the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii. We cannot ship to Puerto Rico or international.

Houseplants: Can ship to California and Arizona. 
How to Plant
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.
Care Guide

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 18 reviews
Mark Kin
Beautiful trees and great customer service

I love the trees and will buy from Plant Me Green again. One of the magnolia's started blooming 9 days after I received it!

Debra Phillips
My Magnolia

My tree is beautiful, taller than I thought it would be. It could not have been packaged better. This is my 3rd purchase from Plant Me Green and I'll continue to pick them 1st!

Sleeping Sun Farm
Excellent Quality - better than described

I purchased two Bracken Brown Beauty Magnolia trees. The trees arrived in excellent condition: very healthy and packaged well. This was the first time that I have ordered from Plant Me Green, and what I received was the best quality trees that I have ever purchased over the internet -- and I have purchased many trees in the past. I look forward to purchasing more from this company.


Box arrived quickly an undamaged. With one issue the magnolia last a few inches taller then the box. When I opened the box I found that the leader was broken about 2 inches down. Being new to magnolia I am not sure how this will harm future growth and shape. The plant looks very healthy.

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.