Southern Magnolia ‘Bracken’s Brown Beauty’

Arbor walk #3

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.

Name Southern Magnolia ‘Bracken’s Brown Beauty’
Latin Name Magnolia grandiflora ‘Bracken’s Brown Beauty’
Type Non-Native, Ornamental
Diameter 14″ dbh
Leaf Lustrous dark green leaves that are brown on the underside
Flower Large white flowers in mid-summer
Bark  Smooth, gray, somewhat beech-like

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