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How to Grow the DD Blanchard Magnolia Grandiflora

Updated on August 29, 2012

If you're looking for a truly magnificent evergreen to compliment your landscaping, the D.D. Blanchard Magnolia grandiflora may be just what you need. The leaves are dark green, oversized and oh-so-glossy that offer attractive, rust-colored undersides. Robbins Nursery in North Carolina is where the D.D. Blanchard originated and now it can be found across the southern portions of the United States. They are the perfect choice not only for large-sized residential properties but businesses, medians, estates and parks. Smaller environments will easily be dwarfed by a tree of this size.

D.D. Blanchard Magnolia Grandiflora Description

The D.D. Blanchard grandiflora really is a picture-perfect tree. It's accented with waxy and fragrant, enormous, white flowers that make their debut near the end of spring and stick around well into fall so you can enjoy them for a long time. Then, when winter brings cooler temperatures, the flowers may disappear but cone-like fruits take their place. These hang like perfect ornaments, just in time for the holidays!

As mentioned, these are not an evergreen that would compliment a small space. They can mature at 50 ft high and be 30 ft around! The D.D. Blanchard Magnolia grandiflora is not self-sowing or invasive but rather a polite grower and repeat bloomer. What more could you ask for?

Planting Magnolia Grandiflora – D.D. Blanchard

Planting the D.D. Blanchard Magnolia grandiflora should be done in an area that offers full or at least partial sun. These trees prefer well-drained soil that consists of clay, sand or loam. Depending on your terrain, you may want to read how to amend clay soil.

  • Dig the hole about three times the width of the tree's rootball. You do not need to worry much about depth, these roots grow outward.

  • Gently remove your D.D. Blanchard from it's current container and set it in the hole so that it's level with the ground, spreading the roots outward.

  • Fill the hole back up with soil that has been amended with organic matter and pack firmly around the roots.

  • Water very thoroughly and slowly to help any air pockets settle.

  • Lay a three inch layer of mulch on the soil but do not bring it right up around the trunk.

  • Water well.

As a side note, you may want to consider staking your evergreen. These are heavy trees and if you have undesirable weather, they would appreciate the support to help with the wind.

General Care

Once mature, you do not need to water the D.D. Blanchard all that frequently but when you do, it should be thoroughly. Use a hose and water deeply, allowing the water time to penetrate the soil. If you fail to take this advice, there is a good chance your tree will end up with shallow roots or even root diseases. Let the soil dry a few inches before you irrigate.

You will find that once these evergreens are established, they can actually go weeks without you having to provide them with supplemental watering unless you really hit a dry spell with Mother Nature. While they are young though, two to three times weekly is recommended.

Fertilizing should be done in the spring, prior to blooming however, it doesn't hurt to offer a little throughout the entire growing season. A fertilizer with a higher phosphorus rating is ideal.

If you choose to prune your D.D. Blanchard Magnolia grandiflora, do so in the winter. Don't be scared to cut these evergreens back, you can cut them back to the trunk if you want and new growth will flourish where you made the cuts. These are hardy trees!


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