Bigleaf Magnolia, Magnolia macrophylla, is known (surprise, surprise), for its big leaves. In fact they are giant leaves!
This is the tree when the blooms came out. It remained a small shrub for several years, and appeared to get frozen off each winter at first. Only in the past 2-3 years has it grown up to its current 8-10 feet.
Four sleeps left now!