This is growing wild in Richmond, VA. The underside of the leaves have a bluish tint to them. Thanks!
This post was edited by river_city on Mon, Jun 23, 14 at 19:31
That looks more like Magnolia virginiana to me.
Acuminata would be my guess, especially if it's wild-growing, but a number of deciduous magnolias look similar.
This post was edited by beng on Tue, Jun 24, 14 at 9:00