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Calling All Junior Arborists

I was going through some old pics to post on my shiny new Facebook Fan Page, and I came across this one. It’s from the tree at Gypsy‘s house, located roughly halfway between Awesome Porch and Awesome Garage, and I love it. Its flowers look and feel like magnolia flowers (apart from being pink), but the leaves are soft and not waxy at all.

What is this tree? Does anyone know?

6 Responses to “Calling All Junior Arborists”

  1. Princess Alethea Says:

    Twitter folks and I Sherlock Holmesed it: we believe it’s a Saucer Magnolia (http://tinyurl.com/ygzm5sd) which is a hybrid tree. (Thanks, guys!)

  2. Leiandra Says:

    Very cool! I’ve got one in my yard and have been been wondering what the devil it was. Thanks!

  3. Michele Lee Says:

    Ooo thanks! there is one in the school yard across the street and I always wondered too.

  4. Gypsy Says:

    sweetie, that’s MY tree… it’s a magnolia =)

  5. Princess Alethea Says:

    Yes, smartass, but there are 700 different KINDS of magnolias…

  6. Brenna Walters Says:

    soulangeana, I think – yep, magnolia. The ones we’ve got where I come from are much more scraggly and tend to smell like they’re fermenting. This one’s much prettier…

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