Reliably hardy in St. Louis, Bracken’s Brown Beauty is the choice Southern Magnolia for the St. Louis area. Huge, over 8″ in diameter, lemon scented white flowers bloom late spring into summer. Deep green, glossy evergreen foliage with velvet brown undersides forms into a tidy loose cone shape. A perfect accent tree for softening corners, or can be trimmed up to create a canopy for shade gardens. Foliage is a popular addition to winter containers.
Bracken’s Brown Beauty Southern Magnolia Growing Instructions
Bracken’s Brown Beauty Southern Magnolia prefers sun to part shade. Plan in slightly acidic, moist, fertile well-drained soils. Amend with compost when planting and keep well watered. Fertilize Bracken’s Brown Beauty Southern Magnolia with a fertilizer specifically for acid-loving plants like Holly-Tone. Water Bracken’s Brown Beauty Southern Magnolia consistently until established and during dry spells.