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May 27, 2020 5:42 PM CST
Raleigh, NC
Saw this tree while walking at our town's Park. Does anyone know the name of this tree?
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May 27, 2020 5:53 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Hi Tintin89, Welcome!

That's a lovely Magnolia but I'm not sure which variety.

edited to add: It might possibly be a type of Magnolia x soulangeana; here are our database listings where you can view photos for comparison: https://garden.org/plants/sear...
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May 27, 2020 6:28 PM CST
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Magnolia stellata?
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May 27, 2020 8:29 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
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pitimpinai said:Magnolia stellata?


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May 27, 2020 8:42 PM CST
Name: John
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Hi Tintin89:

Great magnolia images; bet you took those several months ago in Raleigh. Help us by noting dates on things like this.

If you had the chance, you should show the WHOLE plant, along with detail images such as you have provided.

I don't disagree with the Star Magnolia suggestions. I would add that this could also be Magnolia x loebneri, which is commonly grown in southern states, has flowers like this, and as a hybrid has Magnolia stellata as one of its parents.

Loebner Magnolia and Star Magnolia differ markedly in their habits (growth form). Seeing the whole plant can help tell the difference.
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May 28, 2020 5:28 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
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Here are our database entries for the other Magnolia's mentioned:

Magnolia stellata: https://garden.org/plants/sear...

Magnolia x loebneri: https://garden.org/plants/sear...
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