D.D. Blanchard Southern Magnolia

Magnolia grandiflora 'D.D. Blanchard'

A magnificent evergreen tree with large, glossy dark green leaves with attractive, rusty-brown undersides. Open-branched pyramidal form makes an excellent shade tree. Huge cup-shaped flowers.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationmag-NOH-lee-uh gran-dih-FLOR-uh
LoreSouthern magnolia has proven one of the finest North American native trees in cultivation with a dozen excellent cultivars.
Average Size at MaturityStrong grower to 50 ft. and more tall, 25 to 35 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeEarly summer
Design IdeasThis big beautiful fellow is a super long-lived street tree. Ideal for medians, parkways and most civic applications. Good lawn specimen. Plant in a roomy yard so its huge proportions won't dwarf the house. Excellent evergreen for pastoral landscapes on estates or parks.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseFirescaping/Firewise, Very Wet Areas, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureNorth American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsThis Magnolia should be combined with trees that are of similar size at maturity and that will offer interest when it is out of bloom. Fall color in warmer winters comes reliably from FestivalTM Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua FestivalTM) and Chinese Pistachio (Pistacia chinensis). Add flower color in late summer with the powerful Watermelon Red Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica 'Watermelon Red') or the spring-flowering pink Krauter's Vesuvius Purple Leaf Plum (Prunus cerasifera 'Krauter's Vesuvius').

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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