The Bracken Brown Magnolia tree’s compact pyramidal form features beautiful, large pure white flowers that make it an exceptional choice as an accent tree for your landscape.
The Bracken’s Brown Beauty Magnolia tree is a significant broadleaf evergreen magnolia cultivar with extensive winter hardiness. This plant produces large fragrant, cup-shaped, creamy white flowers that appear in late spring with sparse flowering throughout the summer.
Its glossy dark green leaves are green on top and rusty-brown on the undersides, lending a bi-color appearance to the foliage. The Bracken magnolia tree flowers will give way to spherical fruiting cone clusters that mature in the late summer growing season. At full maturity, it releases coated red seeds on slender threads perfect for birds to munch on.
BRACKEN’S BROWN MAGNOLIA CARE
The Magnolia Grandiflora Bracken’s Brown Beauty tree thrives in full sun to partial sun and partial shade. It prefers rich well-drained soil but can tolerate very wet areas or drought. Slightly acidic soil is best but not required. Our most cold-hardy magnolia tree thrives in most of the United States USDA zones 5-9. The cold hardiness range is perfect for areas with colder winters!
This large native tree can get up to 30-40 feet tall and up to 25 feet wide at full maturity. The Brackens Brown Magnolia growth rate is up to 1-2 feet per year making it a very fast-growing tree and perfect if you are looking for height fast. Bracken’s Magnolia has an upright growth habit with a tall central leader.
Bracken’s Brown Beauty Magnolia Pruning
You may prune your magnolia tree when needed in early spring to shape it to the desired size. Bracken’s Brown Beauty Magnolia fertilizer will benefit the tree’s growth and health yearly.
Have the tree shipped directly to your home in our secure packaging. The root systems are well established; we do not ship bare root.
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Once your Bracken's Brown Beauty Magnolia Tree order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.
Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.
No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.
Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.
We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.
Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?
Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.
Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.
Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!
Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.
Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order and the destination it is being shipped. Please see the chart on the Shipping Info page to get an exact amount. We frequently have a free shipping promotion to help you save!
BRACKEN BROWN BEAUTY MAGNOLIA CARE:
The Bracken Brown has an overall advantage in its durability compared to most other Magnolia varieties in its hardiness range, soil adaptability and draught tolerance. They grow best in organically rich, well-drained soil that is neutral to slightly acidic. Although drought tolerant once established, ideal soil should be evenly moist but not soggy.
The Bracken Brown maintains it’s oval shape well naturally and requires little pruning other than to promote a balanced, strong frame when young and to remove dead or damaged branches. Pruning on occasional to improve shape should be performed after flowering to avoid damage to the following seasons buds.
To achieve a hedge, Bracken Browns should be spaced 15 feet apart from their centers.
Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.
Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.
Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.
A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.
To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your Bracken Brown Beauty Magnolia, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!
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Full Sun / Partial Shade
Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
I ordered a magnolia tree one year ago and it has done great. It shipped to me unarmed. However this last order had a major branch damaged in shipping. It seemed as though it was bent into place to fit in the box. When I pulled it out it was already broken. I tried to support it once planted but the branch eventually broke. I'm sure the tree will be fine. I will continue to order from you guys. Just am fyi
The tree was very carefully boxed and arrived very fast and in great shape. We were pleasantly surprised. Tree is planted snd thriving.
The young Bracken's Brown I received was very much like the specimen pictured online: expertly pruned as a youngster so as to be thickly leaved top to soil line, deep green, well hydrated, and ready for planting! Plus, it was consummately packed (quite a victory in the plant shipping world), promptly shipped, and arrived with NO signs of insect or mechanical damage. Without a doubt, a nice value for the price. Just how perfect can PERFECT PLANTS plants get? I’m planning on becoming a repeat buyer to find that out:) M. Eskilson
Was disappointed in the condition the trees arrived in. So many broken branches and the leads on both were broken. In the past the trees were more pristine when they arrived. I assume it was the carrier, but still disappointing.