D.D. Blanchard Southern Magnolia
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Magnolia grandiflora ‘D.D. Blanchard’
The D.D. Blanchard was selected by Red Robbins at Robbins Nursery in North Carolina. Among the numerous cultivars of Southern Magnolia on the market today, the D.D. Blanchard is one of the best-known. Notable for its characteristically straight central leader, the cultivar is one of few varieties to lend itself to pruning that emphasizes a visible trunk. Overall the mature tree takes on an upright, pyramidal-oval form with appropriately spaced major branches. Like all Southern Magnolias, the D.D. Blanchard has leathery, textured oblong leaves that have a glossy, dark green appearance on top and a fuzzy, orange-brown underside. Because of the upright habit of growth, the tops and undersides of much of the foliage are visible creating a vibrant contrast orange-bronze and green. The D.D. Blanchard produces large fragrant creamy white, saucer-shaped flowers that are 8 inches wide. The tree functions well as both a solitary specimen and in tall screens. Planting instruction can be found at boydnursery.net/planting/.
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Perfect, creamy white, beautifully fragrant (better than the best perfume), 4-6" in diameter, solitary, in May-June, sporadically there-after, usually with 6 petals, each petal thick, concave, broadly obovate and 4 to 6" long; fruit is bright red, cone shaped, woody, and aggregate, and 2-3 inches long
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zone 7a – 9b *need help finding your hardiness zone?
Leaves are alternate and simple, evergreen, elliptic, and 5-8" long and less than half as wide. Leaves are dark green above, lighter green-brown below and often ferrugineous-pubescent beneath; leaves are messy and never seem to decompose after dropping in the spring and fall
15-20 feet tall at maturity with 8-12 foot spread
What am I buying?
We sell Southern Charm Dwarf Magnolias as rooted cuttings. Taken from Wikipedia, “a plant cutting is a piece of a plant that is used in horticulture for vegetative (asexual) propagation. A piece of the stem or root of the source plant is placed in a suitable medium such as moist soil. If the conditions are suitable, the plant piece will begin to grow as a new plant independent of the parent, a process known as striking.” Put more simply, a rooted cutting is a small clone of the specimen from which it was taken. As a genetically identical clone, the cutting shares all the characteristic traits and attributes of the cultivated variety. Our rooted cuttings are 3-6 months old and 4-8 inches in stem length above the soil line. They are clipped from our private stock plants and grown in root pruning trays at our temperature controlled greenhouse.
When are plants collected?
Once your order is placed, your plants will be collected as soon as the weather permits. This time-frame is normally within 3-7 days. During heavy order periods (April-May), this collection time can grow to 10-14 days.
How are plants shipped?
All shipments are mailed via USPS Priority Mail using PirateShip.com. We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, we will contact you by phone and/or email. The day that your order is completed or partially shipped, you will receive an email containing your package tracking number. You can also find this updated information by logging into your account on our website.