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DAVIDIA involucrata

Commonly known as 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
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Small £18.00 each

Medium £45.00 each

Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2020
plant size comparison icon 5 Litre
Large £75.00 each

Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2020
plant size comparison icon 10 to 15 Litre
  • Deciduous - broadly oval, sharp-pointed, toothed, red-stalked leaves to 16cm (6in) long. Leaves are mid-green above and softly hairy beneath.
  • White
  • Height - 15m (49ft)
  • Spread - 10m (33ft)
  • Tree - produces dense, pendent heads, to 2cm (¾in) across, of small male flowers with purple-red anthers. Each flower is surrounded by a pair of white bracts of unequal size. The hanging ridged fruit are 4cm (1½in) across.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun - shelter from cold winds.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - southwestern China. Introduced into the UK by Ernest Wilson (1876-1930) in 1901.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape - Broadly conical
15m (49ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (33ft)

Buy Varieties of DAVIDIA involucrata

DAVIDIA involucrata 'Sonoma'

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Commonly known as: Dove tree, Ghost tree, Handkerchief tree.
Large white bracts, borne at a much younger age than the species
£45.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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