Magnolia grandiflora 'Bracken's Brown Beauty'

‘Brackens Brown Beauty’ Magnolia

The ‘Brackens Brown Beauty’ Magnolia is one of the most iconic and dramatic trees.

  • Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Bloom Season: May–June
  • Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Maintenance: Low
  • Spread (Min): 15
  • Spread (Max): 25
  • Height (Min): 20
  • Height (Max): 30
  • Leaves vs Needles: Leaves
  • Size: Medium


A close cousin to the Southern Magnolia but reliably hardy to USDA Zones 5-9, this gorgeous pyramid shaped broadleaf evergreen will stay densly-branched and busky creating a supurb screening. The fragrance of the creamy-white 4″ flower blooms has been compared to gardenias, with a touch of citrus. This is a fast growing tree, adding about 18″ every year while young. Mature heights are typically 20′-30′, but some can get up to 50′, so be sure to choose a large open space with moist, well drained soil.