|'Blanchard' has very dark-green, glossy leaves with the reverse-side being terracotta-toned. At maturity will reach a minimum of fifty feet with a fine-formed pyramid shape and open habit. This evergreen tree has a broadly conical growth habit. Leaves are dark green, leathery, glossy, broadly ovate, to 8 in. long with rust, hairy undersides. Large fragrant flowers are cup-shaped and creamy white with 9-10 petals up to 10 in. across. For an overall, better-shaped plant, with longer bloom time and nicer foliage select a named cultivar.