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Bracken's Brown Beauty Magnolia

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Of all Magnolia's available on the market, Bracken's Brown is surely the queen. Glossy evergreen leaves pop even when the perfect velvety white spring blooms are gone. The blossoms are so impossibly perfect you might even think they are not real. This is a care-free tree that requires zero maintenance. Southern charm in a robust grower!

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Bracken's Brown Beauty Magnolia

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Bold and beautiful, the Brackens Brown Beauty will flourish in the garden or on an urban sidewalk. Its elegance and class adds sophistication to any site you choose.

This large tree has a straight trunk and short branches. Its silk-like flowers are accentuated by a velvet white interior. Abundant and long lasting, the large, majestic flowers bloom in late April and grace the Brown Beauty through the end of May.

Compact, leather-like, green leaves won't diminish the beauty of the white blossoms. A frost-resistant tree, this magnolia can withstand winter's bite, tolerating frigid temperatures as cold as -20F. With the right soil and enough moisture, it adapts easily to hot temperatures and full sun.

Whether as the striking center of attention in the midst of the garden, as a dense screen or a well-positioned wind barrier, easy care enables this specimen to thrive with low maintenance. A strong grower, the tree's root system is nearly four times the width of her canopy. The well-developed base of this evergreen, gives it the stability to reach heights of up to 50 feet.

The awesome stature of this tree didn't occur over night. The Brown Beauty has perfected its magnificence over millions of years. Perhaps her greatest attribute, her fragrant flowers, will add a southern ambience to any backyard or garden, soothing the senses during the season for many years to come.



Growing Zones: 5-9

Mature Height: 40-50 ft.
Mature Width: 15-25 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Magnolia grandiflora 'Bracken's Brown Beauty'
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 5-9
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 5-9
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We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

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Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

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Yes... Your Bracken's Brown Beauty Magnolia can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

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It's Easy to Plant your Bracken's Brown Beauty Magnolia


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Bracken's Brown Beauty Magnolia.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Bracken's Brown Beauty Magnolia gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Bracken's Brown Beauty Magnolia again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Excellent tree, wanted to get another. Do you have more? Great flowers though shot lived
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Only one is not doing well--not sure it will survive----the others have all had a flower
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What is the name of the magnolia tree that has the dark green leaves with the velvety brown undersides?
A shopper on Jun 20, 2014
Best Answer: Bracken's Brown Beauty
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How do you fertilize the bracken brown magnolia? ours is 3years old.
A shopper on May 30, 2014
Best Answer: Magnolias are susceptible to salt damage from overfertilizing, limit fertilizer application to iron chelates only as a treatment for chlorosis. You can feed your tree if new growth is noticeably slow with a controlled-release product.
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