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Magnolia grandiflora 'D.D. Blanchard' /D.D. Blanchard Magnolia

Magnolia grandiflora 'D.D. Blanchard'  / Magnolia grandiflora 'D.D. Blanchard'
Typical foliage showing cinnamon colored underside of foliage
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Typical foliage showing cinnamon colored underside of foliage

Terminal shoot of this special selection

A pair of magnolias with a cypress tree in center

Cinnamon colored underside of leaves with gloss upper surface

In flower in late April in the Gulf South

A vied of a flower in April

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Scientific Name: Magnolia grandiflora 'D.D. Blanchard'
Common Name: D.D. Blanchard Magnolia
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Comments: Leaves are dark green and the undersides are rusty, almost orange colored. This cultivar is more compact and does not produce as many flowers as the species. Flowers are very, very fragrant.