My aunt gave me this cutting from her tree but we both don't know the name of this beauty.
Rubber Tree or Rubber Plant
Did this cutting come from a tree growing outside in Z7? It would more likely be Magnolia grandiflora. F. elastica wouldn't be hardy, but could have come from a potted house plant. If the latter, that could explain why it looks like it's getting sunburned.
Def. not Magnolia - looks like a rubber plant to me as well.
It's definitely a rubber tree. Magnolia leaves don't grow that large.
The new leaf forming at the apex and leaf arrangement on the stem gives it away and pretty much seals the deal as F elastic.
OK, TY, Carol, Zackey & Al. I rescind my suggestion of Magnolia.
The leaves on a M. grandiflora tree in my Mom's yard are about the same size as those, which look about 5-6" to me in this pic. F. elastica is not hardy in Z7, so my suggestion was dependent upon the preceding question about whether or not the tree was growing in the ground outside.
No need to explain. Something similar happens to me all the time. I ask a question so I can be sure to give the best answer, and while waiting for the answer someone assumes what I was asking about to be the case and steals the thunder. I'm 100% sure that had you rec'd an answer to your question before we jumped all over it, you'd have concluded Ficus e. You're too careful about your credibility for me to think otherwise.
TY. I do like to follow up with rescinding a suggestion if I've jumped in, then later agree it's not what I suggested, so the OP has a unanimous response, no nagging doubt on my behalf. The only thing wrong with being wrong is on the occasion of being unable to own it.
It would make a nice house plant in a sunny window and you could put it outside in the summer. I had one years ago and it was very easy to take care of.
if its planted in front of that wall.. i wonder if it might not get fried in sun ...
perhaps its there.. just for the pic ...
I'm sorry if I offended anyone. I was just stating my thoughts.
I don't think that's even in the realm of possibility, Zackey. Smiles!!
dont give it another though zack ...
in fact.. if you hadnt of said that.. i wouldnt have even went back to see what the issue is ... and i dont see one ..
keep on guessing ... it fun ... sometimes you.. me.. miss the ID .... so what ...
No apologies necessary here - & FWIW, it's not the size of the leaves that appears so different from magnolia - it's the shape & texture:
I've missed several ID's. That's how I learn. It's more fun than going to school ever was. I see your point, Carol. I knew the answer right away because I had one and I used to sell plants.
No part of Los Angeles is in USDA zone 7. I'm not familiar enough with the Sunset magazine climate zones (1-24) to know what zone 7 is if that is what she's using.