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Jan 31, 2017 6:39 PM CST
Name: Regina
Warrenville, SC (Zone 8a)
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I have this growing in my zone 8 (SC) garden. I think it is some sort of Saucer Magnolia, which is often called a tulip tree where I live.
This one is about 5 years old, and no more than 24". It has white flowers that have a rosy mark underneath each petal. It is currently blooming, but we have had an extraordinary warm winter.
I am including pics of the entire plant and close ups of the buds and blooms.

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Jan 31, 2017 6:57 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Yours may be some type of hybrid bred to remain short, possibly one of the star magnolia.
Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star')

Or maybe this one:
Loebner Magnolia (Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel')
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Jan 31, 2017 7:36 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Yep, thinking its a Magnolia stellata
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Feb 1, 2017 3:07 AM CST
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Leonard Messel has been a vigorous grower for me in California, and has grown more upright. I'd say 'Royal Star' is a good guess.
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