Bracken’s Brown Beauty Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)

Bracken’s Brown Beauty Magnolia Facts

  • Scientific name: Magnolia grandiflora
  • Common Name: southern magnolia
  • Size Range: 20-30 feet high and 15-25 feet wide
  • Flower: fragrant white flowers (to 8-12” diameter) usually have six petals; bloom late spring through summer
  • Fruit: spherical cone-like fruiting clusters (to 3-5” long) that mature in late summer to early fall, releasing individual rose-red coated seeds suspended on slender threads at maturity
  • Foliage: leathery evergreen ovate to elliptic leaves (to 10” long) are glossy dark green above and variable pale green to gray-brown beneath