This magnolia tree features incredible—and almost unbelievable—huge white flower blossoms 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 growth habit. This allows it to be grown full into 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 tree with leathery, textured oblong leaves that feature a glossy, dark green appearance on top with a rusty-brown underside. This gives it a two tone appearance from further away that is simply remarkable.
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.
This evergreen magnolia tree prefers full sun and can grow up to 50 to 60 feet tall at maturity. It has a fast growth rate of 1 to 2 feet per year. It is more commonly seen at around 30 feet tall in some landscapes that prohibit it from reaching full maturity. It is only cold hardy to USDA zones 7 to 9 and exhibits true southern magnolia qualities of staying in a pyramidal form.
Magnolia grandiflora 'D.D. Blanchard'
- Large, fragrant blooms
- Attractive foliage
- Deer resistant