Plant ID forum: What is this shrub/tree

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Name: Dickie S
Sugar Land
Sugarland
May 29, 2016 2:35 PM CST
I found this small tree planted and liked it so much but dont know what or where to buy, can anyone help solve this?



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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 29, 2016 2:46 PM CST
Welcome! to NGA

Can you update your info to include your location? That will help us to help you. My first thought is that it's a Magnolia of some sort. But Magnolia trees don't grow everywhere.
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
May 29, 2016 4:52 PM CST
Welcome, Sugarland! Looks like it's getting ready to bloom. Post another picture when that happens which may make it easier to get an ID.
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Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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ViburnumValley
May 29, 2016 9:29 PM CST
Agree that original poster should tell us where the plant is growing.

Agree that it is a Magnolia.

Don't agree with waiting to flower - it already has, and that's the seed cluster maturing. The fruit will burst out - orangey red - when ripened late summer/fall.

That's a Sweetbay Magnolia - Magnolia virginiana. This plant has very lemony fragrant flowers - which are in full bloom here in Kentucky now.

John

upat5
Jun 1, 2016 10:38 AM CST
Curiosity getting the better of me...is this a cutting?! I have 2-3 yr old sapling/seedlings that I grew from seed.....they are about 2 ft tall but nowhere near that number of leaves and certainly nowhere near to flowering....why does that "small tree" look so "mature"? Blinking
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Jun 1, 2016 10:41 AM CST
Welcome upat5 (great screen name)! The ID forum is kind of like mystery theatre - folks chime in with their views and clues until eventually a consensus is arrived at. I find it interesting and educational to follow. Hope you enjoy this site.
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Jun 1, 2016 10:52 AM CST
upat5 said:Curiosity getting the better of me...is this a cutting?! I have 2-3 yr old sapling/seedlings that I grew from seed.....they are about 2 ft tall but nowhere near that number of leaves and certainly nowhere near to flowering....why does that "small tree" look so "mature"? Blinking


The photo is being hand held and looks like maybe a stem cut off a larger tree.
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upat5
Jun 1, 2016 11:17 AM CST
Thank-you Deb for the welcome...I have a lot of exploring to do Smiling !

Thank-you Jay! Makes me feel a bit better....my trees are tall but the deer are forever defoliating and this sets them (the trees!) back...hoping for flowers in the way distant future!
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 1, 2016 11:30 AM CST
Hi Sugarland, Welcome! from me too! I agree, your tree does look like Sweet Bay Magnolia (Magnolia virginiana)

New member "Sugarland" may be from the beautiful state of Texas. Green Grin! Sugar Land, Texas:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_Land,_Texas


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