What kind of tree is this? Blooming now in central Missouri, USA.

Some trees look like this (more bush-like), while others look more tree-like.

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I think it is Magnolia stellata: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnolia_stellata

  • Yes I agree with that one, beautiful and in flower in the uk at the moment. This one is small, others are very large. Beautiful blooms, hopefully that's a keeper?
    – user13638
    Mar 14, 2016 at 6:47
  • This isn't actually my tree, but one in the neighborhood that I am definitely considering planting when I get space.
    – Swagin9
    Mar 14, 2016 at 15:27
  • It's worth it for sure. Other small varieties also have more pink flowers.
    – user13638
    Mar 14, 2016 at 21:41
  • I would have planted it, if it had had wildlife value.
    – VividD
    Dec 8, 2017 at 19:04
  • @VividD All plants have wildlife value. We need to get rid of bark and non decomposed mulches people use to 'combat' weeds! Plant only plants listed for your zone?
    – stormy
    Jan 24, 2018 at 3:13

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