SelecTree: Tree Detail
BRACKEN'S BROWN BEAUTY SOUTHERN MAGNOLIA
Magnolia grandiflora 'Bracken's Brown Beauty'
Photo Locations: Morris Arboretum - Philadelphia, PA and Longwood Gardens - Kennette Square, PA
Branches don't droop and resist breakage.
Has fragrant Flower.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 30 - 50 feet.
Width: 15 - 20 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.
Leaves Elliptic, Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant White. Flowers in Spring or Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Red or Brown Follicle, Large to Very Large (1.50 to 3.00 or more inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall Wildlife use it.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Fruit and Leaves.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 4 - 12 and 14 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Wet but Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Invasive Shot Hole Borer, Scales, Weevil and Borer, Armillaria, Leaf Spot, Leaf Blight, Scab, Mildew, Canker and Verticillium.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen, Screen, Buffer Strip or Street Tree.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Magnolia grandiflora 'Bracken's Brown Beauty' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Nov 15, 2018.
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