Mystery Tree

The mystery tree in our back garden in another of its stages; we brought this with us from our last house, stuck it in the ground and gave it two choices (live or die); we have not a clue what it is, but don't care, it's gorgeous in all its stages

Don 't know what it is but love your shot
posted April 19th, 2018  
It is rather lovely :)
posted April 19th, 2018  
I reckon Hazel @quietpurplehaze might know!!
posted April 19th, 2018  
Every stage of this tree is pretty. Lovely capture.
posted April 19th, 2018  
@30pics4jackiesdiamond

I am really not sure but wonder if it is a star magnolia?! Beautiful shot!
posted April 19th, 2018  
A lovely shot - nice to have a mystery in the garden sometimes !!
posted April 19th, 2018  
Beautiful blosdoms. It could very well be a type of magnolia.
posted April 19th, 2018  
Lovely shot
posted April 19th, 2018  
Wonderful
posted April 20th, 2018  
Certainly a lovely looking tree.
posted April 20th, 2018  
I'm with @quietpurplehaze on this one - I think it is a type of Magnolia - Magnolia salicifolia. Seems to fit the description in my RHS book. Give it a google and check it out. :-)
posted April 20th, 2018  
Ah ha - it looks like it's no longer a Mystery Tree. Thank you @Cherrill and @quietpurplehaze

The description here ( https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/10709/Magnolia-salicifolia/Details) sums it up perfectly (even the 'conical fruit' it displays later in the year) - it's a Willow Leaved Magnolia. Brilliant, thank you both so much (I reckon we'll still call it 'the mystery tree')
posted April 20th, 2018  
@phil_sandford

I like a mystery solved, especially one with anise or lemon scented flowers as per your link Phil. Well done @Cherrill!
posted April 20th, 2018  
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