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Magnolia - D. D. Blanchard (Southern)Magnolia grandiflora
USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-9
Biggest leaves, tallest tree, but not as prolific of a bloomer.
Out of all the magnolias, the D.D. Blanchard is one of the largest varieties, producing dark green, large leaves with a rusty brown underside. It can reach a maturity height of 75-80 feet with a canopy of 35-40 feet in width, making an excellent shade tree. It is capable of maintain a straight, central trunk, which allows it to be grown full to the ground or be pruned into tree form with a visible trunk. Flowers bloom in late spring, with sparse but continued flowering throughout the summer. The fragrant blossoms are large (can be 8” in width) and are cup-shaped in appearance.
USDA Zones: Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9.
Note: At best, Magnolia grandiflora is considered to be winter hardy to USDA Zone 6b. If grown in Zone 6b, it should be sited in a protected location. Plants may become somewhat deciduous in hard winters.
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Trees: Due to strict Agricultural Laws in place, we currently cannot ship to the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii. We cannot ship to Puerto Rico or international.
How to Plant
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.
My DD Blanchard Southern Magnolia arrived in excellent condition, clearly carefully packed and shipped with the box labeled with "live plants" and large arrows pointing to the top of the box to help keep handlers from inverting it or laying it on its side. It's been in there ground for two weeks now, and is doing well. Plan Me Green's email communication has been excellent and timely, including detailed planting instructions. They clearly care a lot about customer satisfaction, and in this, they have succeeded here.
Beautiful plant and excellent customer service
Our tree arrived very healthy and beautiful. It was at the top of the size range listed (might have been slightly bigger). We planted it in two days and so far so good, it looks perfect.
Southern Magnolia- D. D. Blanchard