So I have this tree in my yard that I have been trying to ID for sometime and so far neither the internet, nor any close friends/family, have been able to help me figure out what this tree is.

The tree is located in Missouri. It has oval, smooth, leaves with small clusters of green balls (these these eventually produce very very small, maybe 2-3mm, fragrant white flowers- which bees seem to just love).

If anyone could help me solve this mystery it would be much appreciated!!enter image description hereenter image description hereenter image description here

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    more picture showing the height and shape and the bark of the tree would help.
    – kevinskio
    Jul 10, 2018 at 1:13

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The newly added photo taken of the flowers alongside the elliptic leaves and the bark characteristics allowed for identification of your tree species as Sideroxylon lanuginosum. It has several common names - Chittamwood, Gum Elastic Buckhorn, and Gum Bully to name a few. It seems like a very interesting tree, but not much detailed information seems to be included with most of the picture descriptive links below. It is native to the southeastern U.S. and northern Mexico.






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