'DD Blanchard' Magnolia
The DD Blanchard Southern Magnolia is a cultivar of the Southern Magnolia, and a beautiful, smaller magnolia, well-suited for home lawns.
Description - This cultivar will reach 40 to 50 feet in height and is also known for its large, white, fragrant flowers and succulent evergreen foliage.
Foliage - It has lustrous, dark green leaves with a rich orange-brown underside. They are 5 to 8 inches long, 2 to 3 inches wide, oblong or elliptical.
Flowers - The flowers of this tree are perfect, large, 6 to 8 inches in diameter, attractive, and very fragrant.
Fruit - The fruit has orange-red follicles, 3 to 4 inches long, 1 to 2 inches in diameter. The seeds are red, 1/2 inch long, slightly flattened, and suspended by the open pods with slender, elastic, thread-like tissue.
Bark - The bark is dark red-brown, up to 1 inch thick, somewhat furrowed, and separating into small scales.
Habitat - This Southern Magnolia grows on rich bottomlands or on gentle, protected slopes in mixture with other hardwood species.
Range - It is found on the coastal plain from North Carolina to Florida, west through Louisiana and Arkansas to eastern Texas. (Zones 6 thru 9)
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