Flower and leaves of Magnolia Grandiflora Bracken's Brown Beauty, flower has incredible lemony/spicy scent. Cold hardy to Zone 5.
Fragrant pure white flowers May - June and beautiful evergreen foliage.
" Loves extensive sun even 50 deg. centi., hates extensive flower clipping, jawadkundi "
"A view from the top, flowers are eight inches in size and stay for 3 -5 days, at full bloom, jawadkundi"
"close up, from above jawadkundi"
"Day 1 of a bud, 2.5 inch wide & 3.25 inch tall, June 14,2006, jawadkundi"
"Day 2 of a bud, Semi Bloom, June 15,2006, jawadkundi"
"Day 3 of a bud, Full Bloom, June 16,2006, jawadkundi"
This one is growing very well here in Chicago
Brackens Brown Beauty (zone 5a) third year in ground after winter of sub zero lows
Seed capluses - fall 2008 Millis, MA
Mature seed capluse close up - fall 2008 Millis, MA
flower July 2008 MIllis, MA
"Brackens Brown Beauty" Magnolia grandiflora in Wilmington, Delaware