I've two young deciduous magnolias to the back of the garden, this is one. Please help I.D.
I hate to tell you but that's a very tough id - the closest thing I could tell is maybe bigleaf magnolia. There are that many magnolia species for your area.
Bingo! I think you've nailed its I.D. Many thanks.
I purchased the seedling from a Master Gardener's plant sale. I was told to plant them in protected area. :-)
They like woodland environment but need a good dose of sun to get them going and a bit of protection against the winds. Also maybe need even moisture due to their giant leaves losing lots of water vapors.
Boys, I looked on other similiar magnolias....it could also be white bark magnolia? I planted it under a canope of other big oaks. It's has been there over a year, and the leave just re-emerged for the growing season. So far it's looking pretty healthy.