Magnolia grandiflora ‘D.D. Blanchard’ D.D. Blanchard Magnolia

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Magnolia grandiflora ‘D.D. Blanchard’ comes from Robbins Nursery in North Carolina. This Magnolia has a compact and pyramidal growth habit and is evergreen. This cultivar does not produce as many flowers as most; the flowers are like most Southern Magnolias, creamy white globe shaped with fantastic fragrance. The leaves on D.D. Blanchard Magnolia are unique, the tops are shiny green like other Magnolias but the backs are a rusty almost orange color. A striking tree for any landscape. Magnolia grandiflora ‘D.D. Blanchard’ can reach up to 50 feet tall with a 25-30′ spread at maturity.

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