At Native Forest Nursery we grow bare root seedlings and #3 container trees. Our container trees are grown in a #3 air pruned pot. This root making container eliminates nearly all potential for root wrapping. This allows for an excellent root structure and delivers an extremely healthy tree. The bare root seedlings at our nursery are grown in a sandy loam soil with high organic matter content, which provides an extremely healthy environment for our seedlings. Our bare root liners and seedlings are hand lifted, packaged, and kept in cold storage until you are ready to plant. Conservation uses for our products include reclamation, mitigation, reforestation, restoration, wildlife habitat improvement and wetland uses. Horticultural uses for our products include field liners, container liners, landscape plantings, budding stock, grafting stock and ornamental uses.

Family: Magnoliaceae
Latin Name: Magnolia 'D.D. Blanchard'
Foliage: Dark green
Fall Foliage: Dark green
Bloom: Creamy white
Bloom Time: May to June
Shape: Pyramidal
Bark: Dark red-brown
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Zone: Zone 7 to Zone 9
Size: 35 to 50 feet
Spread: 20 to 35 feet
Care: Medium, well drained soil

Magnolia “D. D. Blanchard” belongs to the botanical family Magnoliaceae. Hailed as one of the most magnificent trees of the South, it is native to upland and moist-soiled woodlands. It is widespread throughout the southeastern United States.

The D. D. Blanchard Magnolia is a picturesque, fragrant tree that contributes charmingly to any landscape or garden setting. Cultivated as a variety of the classic Southern Magnolia (Magnolia Grandiflora), this deciduous specimen is noted for its elegant dark green leaves, broad and glossy with rust-colored undersides, which transform to magnificent shades of auburn, brown, and bronze in the autumn. In May and June, the D. D. Blanchard Magnolia exudes a breathtaking array of cream-white flowers, waxy and enormous. Even in the winter, the D. D. Blanchard Magnolia is graced with beauty, as its spherical cone-like fruits hang from its branches like holiday ornaments, adding a note of festive beauty to the landscape.

Pyramidal in shape and usually structured with admirable symmetry, the D. D. Blanchard Magnolia grows approximately 1-2 feet per year, reaching a height of 35-50 ft. with a decent 20-35 ft. spread. With a 7-9 hardiness zone rating, it is very partial to medium, well-drained soils and prefers conditions that allow for full sun to partial shade. It can easily be planted as a solitary specimen or as an ornamental framing accent, or even in clusters so as to create a tall privacy screen or hedge. It furthermore serves as an excellent shade tree, given its thick and lustrous canopy. While it does not suffer from any serious pest or disease problems, the D. D. Blanchard Magnolia can’t tolerate many urban pollutants and is not as tenacious against excessive temperatures.