Is this a Plant or a large weed?


I am trying to find out if the attached picture is a plant or a weed.. I just moved in to my home and i am doing some grooming to my landscaping... please see attached picture.. I live in Bronx, New York, i am pretty sure that i am in zones 7-8 according to the USDA map.. the plant is growing outside...

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All Weeds are Plants...
by: Jacki

FYI even though it's considered a weed, all weeds are plants.

This could be almost anything. I would wait to see what it does when/if it flowers. That's the only way to tell if it's something noxious, or an actual precious garden plant.

Some potential culprits;

Nicotiana - you'll know when it blooms because the flowers are white trumpet shaped flowers in a cluster, which smell divine.

Some kind of tree - it almost looks like a Magnolia from the leaf shape. Magnolias are full sized trees for the most part, so it probably will be a while before it flowers!

Please post back when it flowers, if you can wait that long. Maybe it will be more obvious then.

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