Magnolia ‘Bracken’s Brown Beauty’




If you love the southern charm of magnolias but live slightly farther north than magnolias usually
tolerate, consider a more cold-tolerant variety like Bracken’s Brown Beauty. And if your landscape is
on the smaller side, no need to worry that this magnolia will overtake it. The evergreen leaves turn a
copper hue in the fall and keep on shining throughout the winter, setting the stage for wonderfully
fragrant, oversized white flowers in late spring or early summer. And as beautiful as these blooms are
on the tree, they will also hold up well as a cut flower in your bouquets or arrangements. This
southern beauty takes our heat and only asks for moderately moist, well-drained soil in return.

Features & Benefits

  • Large, dark green, leathery leaves with brown undersides
  • Jumbo 5–6” creamy white flowers in the late spring
  • Evergreen for 4-season interest
  • Wonderfully fragrant flowers, perfect for cutting
  • Ideal focal point and shade for modern, Zen, or traditional gardens
  • Deer resistant
  • Firewise tree
  • More cold-tolerant than many other magnolia varieties

Care & Space

  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Plant Height: 30’–50’
  • Plant Width: 15’–30’
  • Prefers deep, nutrient-rich soil that is well-drained. Will tolerate short periods of drought after
    it’s established
  • Growth habit: large upright pyramid shape with a moderate growth rate
  • USDA Zones 5–9