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Close up of D. D. Blanchard Southern Magnolia flower, large bright white fragrant flower on an evergreen magnolia

MAGICALLY FRAGRANT, BROAD-LEAVED EVERGREEN TREE

FEATURES:

  • Huge, cup-like flowers smell like fresh lemons in the spring 
  • Dense, evergreen foliage creates a wonderful specimen tree
  • Beautiful and tight, upright pyramidal growth
  • Very tolerant to deer, pollution and highly resistant to insects and diseases
  • Gorgeous branches can be used in floral arrangements 
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 7-9
  • Mature Height: 45-50' tall
  • Mature Width: 30-35' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 30-35' apart

D.D. Blanchard Southern Magnolia

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Magnolia grandiflora 'D.D. Blanchard'

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MAGICALLY FRAGRANT, BROAD-LEAVED EVERGREEN TREE

FEATURES:

  • Huge, cup-like flowers smell like fresh lemons in the spring 
  • Dense, evergreen foliage creates a wonderful specimen tree
  • Beautiful and tight, upright pyramidal growth
  • Very tolerant to deer, pollution and highly resistant to insects and diseases
  • Gorgeous branches can be used in floral arrangements 
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 7-9
  • Mature Height: 45-50' tall
  • Mature Width: 30-35' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 30-35' apart

Why plant D.D. Blanchard Southern Magnolia?

Not the tallest, but not the smallest either! The D.D. Blanchard Southern Magnolia has many of the same qualities as its family members, yet does yield some differences. Simply called just "Blanchard", this Southern Magnolia offers similar structure to other Magnolias growing a fairly straight trunk with a pyramidal or rounded crown. This species includes the well known broadleaf evergreen look being encompassed in its large dark green foliage with rusty orange undersides. Same as other varieties of Magnolia, the Blanchard also offers lavish perfume smelling flowers in early summer. These blooms are a showy, creamy white color that are almost unbelievable in size. However, this particular type does have a more staggered bloom compared to others in its family. When the blooms end, cone like fruiting clusters bearing red seeds appear, calling on the songbirds of the area to feast and delight any landscape with their beauty and song.

Hailing from North Carolina, the D.D. Blanchard Southern Magnolia was discovered in the 1960's growing in a backyard in Wallace, North Carolina. Later cultivated by Robbins Nursery.

How to use D.D. Blanchard Southern Magnolia in the landscape?

Bearing large creamy white flowers, along with cone like red seeds, this tree has a lot to offer. Visually stunning during the blooming season, this tree will look amazing no matter where you put it. Depending on how you decide to keep your Magnolia, whether it be tree form with the trunk showing or grown from the ground up it will always provide an eye catching moment.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 7-9

How To Plant D.D. Blanchard Southern Magnolia

These wonderful trees are able to withstand a prune, creating a higher canopy or may also be left to grow on its own, from the ground reaching high into the sky. It can easily be grown to stand alone or create a barricade between you and something undesirable.

How To Water

When first planted, we recommend for the first 3-5 weeks you water twice weekly until winter. While watering, we advise you to be slow and through as to not cause stress. Be cautious of extreme weather and take precaution that your tree stands the test of time.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

How To Prune

To have a thriving Magnolia, you do not have to prune; however, if you do chose to do so, during their winter dormancy would be best.

How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care. We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*For Big trees and Shrubs, Size XL and bigger: Review our Seasonal Shipping Timelines and Policy here.

Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Growers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations. Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.

Shipping Delays:

From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health. Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order. Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

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Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).

 

Reach out to a Plant Whisperer with any questions:

- Email: plantwhisperers@bowerandbranch.com

- Phone: 866-873-3888

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