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Southern Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora 'Bracken's Brown Beauty'

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Product Details

Mature Height: 30-50 ft.
Mature Width: 15-30
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growth Rate: Moderate
Botanical Name: Magnolia grandiflora 'Bracken's Brown Beauty'
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 7-9 outdoors
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      7-9 outdoors

Growing Zones: 7-9 outdoors

(hardy down to 10℉)

Product Description

The Magnolia Tree for the North and the South

Why Southern Magnolia Trees?

Despite its name, the Southern Magnolia isn’t just a southern tree…in fact, it can thrive up north. And it’s versatile – it’s considered an ornamental tree for its iconic blooms and a privacy tree for its large stature and evergreen leaves.

But no matter how you use it, you can count on the Southern Magnolia to last. From its thick, deep green leaves that shine year-round to its steady, strong growth, the Southern Magnolia will thrive for generations, especially since it’s native to the United States. It provides an impressive amount of rich color when many other trees go dormant, offering a sweet place of refuge for birds, squirrels, and rabbits. In fact, it produces cones and small red seeds throughout winter.

And don’t forget its iconic creamy-white flowers. Adorning the tree for months, from May to as late as early fall, the Southern Magnolia’s huge, distinctive blooms are sprawling, revealing a bright white center and a sweet, unforgettable fragrance.

Even better is the fact that all of this beauty is effortless because the Southern Magnolia is cold hardy down to 10 degrees, drought tolerant, thrives in most soil types, and withstands some flooding, making it ideal for the most problematic areas.

Why is Better

Southern Magnolias sold at your local garden center or nursery often have weaker root systems, smaller blooms, and fewer branches.

But when you order your Southern Magnolia from Fast Growing Trees, you get a healthier root system and fuller branching, ready to bloom soon after it arrives at your door.

We’ve planted, grown and shipped your Southern Magnolia with meticulous care, at your convenience. Now, you reap the rewards of this iconic bloomer for years to come, all hassle-free.

If you’re looking for a big, beautiful tree that arrives healthy, ready to thrive, look no further than the Southern Magnolia Tree. Experience the iconic Southern Magnolia for yourself today!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Choose a full sun location (6 to 8 hours of sun per day) away from cement sidewalks or driveways. The Southern Magnolia adapts to a variety of soil types but does prefer well-drained areas.

Dig your hole slightly larger than the root system of the plant, 2 to 3 times the width and just as deep as the root ball. Position the tree in the ground and hold the tree straight as you begin to backfill the hole, tamping down as you go to prevent air pockets. Finally, water to settle the soil and apply mulch to conserve moisture.

2. Watering: Water your Southern Magnolia frequently, about once or twice weekly, in the first year of growth. After that, rainfall should be enough for the tree, and you should only have to water during extended periods of drought.

3. Fertilizing: You can feed your tree with a controlled-release fertilizer formula if new growth is noticeably slow. Fertilize in the early spring and follow the application instructions.

4. Pruning: Prune your magnolia at the first sign of any dead leaves, branches or flowers in late winter, right before spring. When pruning, remove the branch down to its base. Prune the lower branches as necessary as the tree grows.

Shipping Details

Shipping Alert:

You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3, 4, 5, & 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.

Zone Map
Growing Zone Shipping Resumes
Zones 3 & 4 Week of May 2nd
Zone 5 Week of April 11th
Zone 6 Week of March 28th
Zones 6 - 11 Ships Now!

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $11.95
$15.00-$23.99 $13.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$78.99 $19.95
$79.00-$98.99 $24.95
$99.00-$128.99 $29.95
$129.00-$148.99 $39.95
$149.00-$178.99 $49.95

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Magnolia Butterflies Tree

Ordered my Magnolia Butterflies tree when it was only a baby in 2017. Dug a hole in the ground and dropped in the dirt. Mother Nature has beautifully taken care of the rest. Southern Magnolia Southern Magnolia Review
Lenord J.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Southern Magnolia

I would like to say thank you to team at fast growing trees for the replacement of my tree. I received tree on July 5th, I was so afraid to plant it because the other one died or just could not weather the Houston Tx heat. So once it was removed from the shipping box, added so water a left her on my patio for 5 days while out of town. Planted her on Saturday July 10th. It’s been 4 days and no wilting of any leaves like my first tree. Southern Magnolia Southern Magnolia Review
Lenord J.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Southern Magnolia

My receiving date was changed, it was supposed to arrive on Friday but it did not arrive until mid day on Monday. The tracker had it in the area but I believe the driver did not delivery it as I work from home and I usually see the deliver trucks pass at a certain time each day it. Once received i removed from the box the roots were very dry so I watered it placed it on my back yard to acclimate to the Texas heat for the day. Once the sun shade covered my back yard I dug the hole and planted the tree as instructed. My Magnolia isn't doing so well I believe it is dying I have watered it daily or ever other day, place a cover to block the powerful sun rays. It's been over a week and she isn't doing well. I will write another review in a few weeks or months if she begins a rebound. I bought the 2-3 feet. Southern Magnolia Southern Magnolia Review

We're so sorry to see how your tree is doing! It looks like our plant specialist was able to identify the problem and we have a replacement tree on its way!

Jared H.
United States United States
I recommend this product

5-6ft Southern Magnolia

Good ... Tree arrived in good shape and I planted it the next day. So far so good ... paid a lot less for another magnolia this expensive Southern Magnolia is replacing which never grew much. I am hoping to see this tree take off and grow ... you get what you pay for. My first tree was from a local garden center and only grew a very small amount over 10yrs. My live oak which is 4 years younger on the other side of the back yard is now massive and was less expensive than the garden center magnolia. I paid a premium for this Southern Magnolia Tree, but I expect I will get what I am looking for from it ... :). It is a happy healthy tree right now and I intend to keep it that way. Southern Magnolia Review
United States United States
I recommend this product

Moderately pleased

First off... I really love magnolia trees and especially love the Southern Magnolia ("SM"). So why not five stars? I ordered a 2 - 3 foot SM 11/30/2018. The shape of the tree that I got immediately 'forked' near the base. I felt like I need to cut off one of the sides immediately and that's what I did. Then... in early 2019 the leaves started to get a brownish blackish discoloration on them. Took a sample to Callaway's and they didn't know what it was. Since that time though... the leaves have largely cleared up and the tree shape is on the road to recovery. So it was rough start but I think we're on track. That said, I ordered a Green Vase Zelkova at the same time and have been nothing but pleased with that tree. If I could do it again, I'd have ordered two of that one. One other aside, this tree grows slow so if you get one spring for the biggest size available. The Zelkova I bought was a 5 - 6 foot and it's faster growing so the disparity between the two is widening. This is my fault, not the trees', but don't make the same mistake I made if you order two trees of different varieties. The two photos are from 12/16/2018 and 4/5/2021. I hope it gives you an idea of the scale of growth over that time. Southern Magnolia Southern Magnolia Review