Magnolia? Rubber, fig?

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  1. Streamgrove

    Streamgrove New Member

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    Having a hard time figuring out what this tree is. Plant apps are saying it might be a magnolia, laurel, rubber tree or fig. New growth has a slight red, powdery white appearance that kind of looks like a flower but not quite. This is a young tree planted by our city.
     

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Any sign of flowers yet?
     
  3. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Presumably the city has planting records
     
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    Puddleton Active Member 10 Years

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    Can you please provide some photos of the leaf arrangement?
    Are they opposite, alternate?
    It looks to be whorled from the angle.
    The branch in the background looks a little like eucalyptus or corymbia
    I recognize the kangaroo paw beneath it
     
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    David in L A Active Member 10 Years

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    Lophostemon confertus has leaves clustered at the branch tips like that.
     
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    Puddleton Active Member 10 Years

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    I agree David
    The leaf orientation is also correct for Lophostemon.
    Euc’s are vertical
     

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