Southern Magnolia

Arbor walk #3, Treekeeper #2164

Brackens Flower

This adaptable tree has lustrous dark green leaves that are rusty brown below. It has large white flowers in mid summer. The Bracken’s’Brown Beauty’ cultivar has been adapted to survive in colder winter temperatures than the species tree. This is useful because St. Louis is farther north than the standard range of the magnolia.

Common NameSouthern Magnolia
Latin NameMagnolia grandiflora
Indigenous Name(s) 
Cultivar/Variety Bracken’s Brown Beauty
Commercial Name 

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How to identify Southern Magnolia

Relationship of Magnolia grandiflora to other species in the Arboretum

Global Distribution of Southern Magnolia

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