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Bracken's Brown Beauty Magnolia
(Magnolia grandiflora)

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Tree Map Location: # 28
In Honor of George Hinton

Bracken's Brown Beauty Magnolia tree Bracken's Brown Beauty Magnolia leaf Bracken's Brown Beauty Magnolia flower Bracken's Brown Beauty Magnolia bark Bracken's Brown Beauty Magnolia fruit

Leaf: Alternate, simple, evergreen, oval to elliptical, 5 to 8 inches long, pinnately veined, entire margin, very thick almost plastic-like, waxy/shiny dark green above, paler with rusty fuzz below.  
Flower: Monoecious; very showy and fragrant, 6 to 8 inches wide with large white petals, occur singly in late spring and occasionally a few in the fall.  
Fruit: An aggregate of follicles, green changing to red and later to brown, cylindrical, 3 to 5 inches long with a bright red seed (1/2 inch long) in each follicle, maturing in fall.  
Twig: Stout, with white to rusty tomentum and a long (1 to 1 1/2 inches) silky white to rusty red terminal bud.  
Bark: Brown to gray, thin, smooth/lenticellate when young, later with close plates or scales.  
Form: A medium sized tree up to 80 feet with a pyramidal crown. When open grown, the crown is dense with low branches.  
Source: College of Natural Resource Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University  
Website: http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro

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