DAVIDIA

Commonly known as Dove tree, Ghost tree, Handkerchief tree

Named for Father Armand David (Père David), a French missionary living in China who first described the tree in 1869.

Very popular tree because of its two white bracts, one about twice the size of the other, which flutter from the branches in late spring on trees from about 10 years old.

"The Times" used to advertise the flowering of the tree in Kew Gardens so that the population could view it.

Genus of one species of deciduous tree found in woodland in China.

 

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Simple, alternate, broadly oval leaves.
  • Tree
    Smooth, mid-grey bark.
  • Full sun
    shelter from cold winds
  • Partial shade

Buy Varieties of DAVIDIA

 AWARD
DAVIDIA involucrata

DAVIDIA involucrata

Dove tree, Ghost tree, Handkerchief tree

large white bracts drape the tree in MAY. The green seeds are held on long stalks after the leaves fall and can take over 2 years to germinate

 
Small
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£25.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Medium
£55.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large
£90.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
DAVIDIA involucrata 'Sonoma'

DAVIDIA involucrata 'Sonoma'

Dove tree, Ghost tree, Handkerchief tree

huge white bracts which appear on young plants (even in pots) without the wait for decades for the plant to flower

 
Medium
£75.00  
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Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

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