D.D. Blanchard Southern Magnolia
Magnolia grandiflora 'D.D. Blanchard'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||mag-NOH-lee-uh gran-dih-FLOR-uh|
|Lore||Southern magnolia has proven one of the finest North American native trees in cultivation with a dozen excellent cultivars.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Strong grower to 50 ft. and more tall, 25 to 35 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Early summer|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Firewise, Very Wet Areas, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||This 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