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Name: Pat
McLean, VA (Zone 6b)
daylilly99
May 6, 2020 5:25 PM CST
I may have stumbled on the answer but tell me what you think.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 6, 2020 5:27 PM CST
A Magnolia?
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Name: John
Pomona/Riverside CA (Zone 9a)
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May 6, 2020 8:45 PM CST
I agree M. grandiflora Southern Magnolia
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Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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ViburnumValley
May 6, 2020 10:29 PM CST
Agree with Magnolia grandiflora seedling.
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Name: Pat
McLean, VA (Zone 6b)
daylilly99
May 7, 2020 4:59 AM CST
That's what I've been thinking since I first saw it, then I stumbled over a photo of a young nyssa sylvatica someone was selling and it looked awfully much like what I had.

I don't know of any southern magnolias very near my garden (our lots are 1.3 acres or larger), but my neighbor on one side has a lot of huge gum trees.

If there's a chance it's a magnolia, I'm keeping it but if it's a gum tree, definitely not.

Thanks.
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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ViburnumValley
May 7, 2020 8:00 PM CST
Well, you've only given us one picture.

Even with that recalcitrance, I still say it is now and only ever will be a Magnolia grandiflora.

You could take pictures of the undersides of the leaves. You could describe their thickness/texture. You could tell us - since it is in a pot - if it sprouted there or if you dug it up and planted it. If you planted it, what were the roots like?

Or...
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Name: Pat
McLean, VA (Zone 6b)
daylilly99
May 8, 2020 5:43 PM CST
Thank you John and all who replied. I do think you have all correctly identified it as a magnolia. If I can remember to do so tomorrow, I'll look at the underside of the leaves and maybe try to take a picture to post.

It appeared in one of my raised beds last year and I dug and potted it this year. I don't remember what the roots looked like.

I think I'll look around the yard for a place to plant a magnolia tree. But how long do I have before it's more than 20 feet tall? I read it can get to 90 feet but I'm 70 years old now and my husband is 84 so can only plan to enjoy/worry about it for maybe 10 years at most. After that, whoever buys this land will scrape it all clean and build a McMansion. 40 years of gardening will be down the drain so I'll enjoy it to the max while it's still available to me.

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May 8, 2020 6:22 PM CST
@daylilly99. In Arizona and NM, new buyers scrape the land and fill in the swimming pools so they can build the McMansions. It's sad, but it's the way it is now.
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Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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ViburnumValley
May 9, 2020 8:19 AM CST
Thank you, daylilly99, for your 70 years of gardening.

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