D.D. Blanchard Magnolia

Product Description

This magnolia tree features incredible—and almost unbelievable—huge white flowers with an irresistible aroma!

The D.D. Blanchard Magnolia is a distinguished member of the magnolia grandiflora cultivars due to its ability to maintain a straight central trunk, allowing it to be grown full to the ground or be pruned into tree form with a visible trunk.

The D.D. Blanchard will maintain an upright pyramidal-oval form. It is an evergreen with leathery, textured oblong leaves that have a glossy, dark green appearance on top with a rusty-brown underside.

In the spring and occasionally throughout summer, D.D. Blanchard Magnolia Tree produces large fragrant creamy white blooms. D.D. Blanchard makes an excellent choice to plant as solitary specimens, tall screens or framing accents.

Botanical Name

Magnolia grandiflora 'D.D. Blanchard'

Sunlight Full Sun
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Mature Height 50 ft
Mature Width 25-30 ft
Growing Zones 7, 8, 9 Growing Zones
Special Features
  • Large, fragrant blooms
  • Evergreen
  • Attractive foliage
  • Deer resistant

Shipping Info

Once your D.D. Blanchard Magnolia order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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Magnolias grow well in organically rich, well-drained soil and neutral to acidic soil. Ideally soil should be evenly moist but not soggy. They can grow in moderate shade, but growth and flower production are best in full sun or partial shade.

Although the Magnolia D.D. Blanchard maintains its stately shape naturally, it is very tolerant of occasional pruning to promote a balanced, formal appearance and to promote new growth. This pruning should take place in winter, during the tree’s dormant period. To achieve a hedge, plant the D.D. Blanchards’ centers 10 to 15 feet apart.


Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your D.D. Blanchard Magnolia, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

1 review for D.D. Blanchard Magnolia

  1. Rated 4 out of 5


    perfect plants indeed. my magnolia was perfect height, just as advertised. quick delivery as well

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