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Southern Magnolia- Bracken Brown Beauty

Scientific Name: Magnolia grandiflora
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-9.


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The Bracken Brown Beauty is an evergreen magnolia with a symmetrical pyramidal shape and dense branches. The foliage is dark green on top and a beautiful coppery-brown underneath. The tree also produces white flowers in the late spring. 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 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9.
Most Plant Me Green trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery. Packages are typically shipped within 7-10 business days from the time of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon shipment of your Plant Me Green purchase. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed. If a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your Plant Me Green package. Holiday shipping schedules are set by the carriers.

ATTENTION: If your order contains both bare root and potted plants, your order will ship AFTER the bare root trees are harvested. Additional shipping fees may apply if you notify us that you would like to receive your potted trees sooner. Please note this only applies to combination (bare root & potted) tree orders. If your order only contains potted trees it will ship within the 7-10 business day window. If your order only contains bare root trees, it will ship in the order it was received, after the tree harvest. Thank you!
First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. 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. 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. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
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 4 reviews

I live across the country and I doubted the plants could stand the time in shipping but upon arrival I was shocked, the trees were packaged perfectly and it looked like they were just put in the box that morning right out of the ground, they were perfect too!

Bracken brown beauty

They shipped a beautiful tree

Arrived in good shape

Would recommend to others

Bracken Brown Beauty Magnolias

My two Bracken's Brown Beauty magnolia trees arrived perfectly packed and in perfect condition. Not one leaf was lost in transit. Both were promptly planted and are doing well. Plant Me Green is one of my favorite nurseries. Their customer service is top notch as is their nursery stock and pricing. And because they are reliable and trustworthy, I will continue to order from them in the future.