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D. D. Blanchard Southern Magnolia
'D.D. Blanchard' is a magnificent cultivar with unique large dark green leaves and rusty undersides. More details below!

D. D. Blanchard Southern Magnolia

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D. D. Blanchard Southern Magnolia
Magnolia grandiflora 'D. D. Blanchard'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6b-9b   Find Your Zone >

Special Attributes

'D.D. Blanchard' is a magnificent cultivar with unique large dark green leaves and rusty undersides. It has the ability to maintain a straight central trunk, which allows it to be grown full to the ground or be pruned into tree form with a visible trunk. Its a large grower that can grow up to 75' tall with a spread of up to 30', but is usually seen at 50' or lower when mature. It has a pyramidal form and produces huge, fragrant, cup-shaped flowers in summer. The flowers can be 8" in width. 

If you don't have room for a large grow such as 'D. D. Blanchard', check out its smaller cousin, the 'Little Gem' Magnolia, which grows to maybe 25' in height with a spread of about 10'.

Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing upright to 50-75 feet tall and 20-30 feet wide, D. D. Blanchard Magnolia has many uses in the landscape. We use it most often in evergreen screen plantings, as a focal point specimen, to frame in the corners of tall homes or other structures, or as espalier (trained to grow against a wall) on tall, open walls. Can also be grown in large pots, planters and containers of 18 inches or more in rim diameter. A fine addition to fragrance, bird, wildlife, cut flower and cottage gardens. 

Spacing:  15' for solid screens;  35 feet or more for space between trees

Cultural Preferences

D. D. Blanchard Magnolia is very easy to grow in most an average moist but well-drained soil, preferring one that is rich in organic matter. It grows well in full sun or part shade. At least 4 hours of direct sunlight or all-day filtered sun is suggested. 

Helpful Articles

Click on a link below to find helpful advice from our experts on how to plant, prune, feed and water Southern Magnolia trees.

Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6b-9b   Find Your Zone >
Plant Type:  Evergreen Flowering Tree
Height at Maturity:  50-75'
Width at Maturity: 20-30'
Spacing:  15' for solid hedge;  35'+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Rounded Conical, Dense, Upright
Flower Color:  White
Flower Size:  Large, 7-8"
Flowering Period:  Summer
Flower Type:  Single
Fragrant Flowers:  Yes - extremely fragrant!
Foliage Color:  Dark Green, Copper-orange undersides
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Attracts:  Visual Attention, Birds
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought, Heat, Humidity, Insect
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun, Morning Sun with Dappled or Afternoon Shade, All Day Filtered Sun, Morning Shade with Evening Sun
Water Needs:  Average, Low when established
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sand (amended), Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist
Soil pH:  4.5 - 7.5 (Acid to Slightly Alkaline)
Maintenance / Care:  Low

Plant Long & Prosper!

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