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Ornamental Trees – MAGNOLIA grandiflora Cultivars
Bracken’s Brown Beauty is a pyramidal, dense and upright specimen 30’ + tall.
Description: Evergreen flowering tree that grows into a
symmetrical, soft pyramid of dense branches of glistening, dark
green leaves with rusty brown undersides. The leaves average 4-6
ins. long and 2- 3 ins. wide; smaller than the average cultivar. The
fragrant, cream-white flowers average 5-6 ins. across followed by
3-4 ins. long fruiting structures. Flowers from May to October.
Height: 30 - 50 feet
Spread: 15 - 25 feet
Growth Rate: Moderate
Growth Habit: Pyramidal to upright oval.
Light Requirements: Full sun to partial sun.
Soil Type: Most soils with ample moisture and good drainage.
Salt Tolerance: Low
Hardiness Zone: 6 - 9; survived days of -24 degrees F. in
Cincinnati, Ohio.
Landscape Uses: Flowering tree; garden specimen; screen
planting; windbreak; street tree when limbed up; fragrance
garden; espalier; mass plantings.
Unique Characteristics: Darkest brown back of all Magnolia's;
dense growth habit.
General Comments: Discovered by Ray Bracken and assigned
plant patent #5520 in July 1985.
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