Magnolia grandiflora is a broadleaf evergreen tree that is noted for its attractive dark green leaves and its large, extremely fragrant flowers. It typically grows pyramidal to rounded crown. Leathery evergreen oval leaves are glossy dark green above and variable pale green to gray-brown beneath. Fragrant white flowers bloom late spring and usually have six petals.
‘Bracken’s Brown Beauty’ is a significant cultivar because, unlike the species, it is reliably winter hardy. It is a compact cultivar with a dense, narrow, pyramdial-oval crown, and produces flowers and leaves that are approximately one-half the size of those on species’ plants. Leathery evergreen leaves are glossy dark green above and rusty-brown beneath, lending a bi-color appearance to the foliage. Fragrant, cup-shaped, white flowers appear in late spring, with sparse continued flowering throughout the summer.
Beautiful specimen flowering tree for lawns.
Full sun to part shade
Size: 20-30 feet tall, 15-25 feet wide at age