I need help identifying this 12-15-foot tall tree. It was planted as an...
I need help identifying this 12-15-foot tall tree. It was planted as an understory tree before I moved into this place. It is situated on the northern border of the yard and receives partial to full sun year-round. In the summer, the foliage is mid-to dark green. As of early November, leaves have started to turn into lighter shades of green and yellow. Leaves are oval, ~4 inches long. The trunk branches near the ground with individual trunks approximately 5-6 inches in diameter. I have not yet seen any flowers or fruit on this tree since August (but there are hairy buds visible on the branches - not sure what they are).
Montgomery County Maryland
The plant in the photo looks like it may be a type of magnolia. There are many species. The hairy bud looks like a flower bud.