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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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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
Small £18.00 each 

Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre

Available again from OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2021 - Dispatch will take place anytime from early October through to late November as stock becomes available.
Medium £55.00 each 

Delivery Information Available again from OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2021
plant size comparison icon 5 Litre

Available again from OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2021 - Dispatch will take place anytime from early October through to late November as stock becomes available.
Large £90.00 each 

Delivery Information Available again from OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2021
plant size comparison icon 7.5 to 10 Litre
  • Deciduous - broadly ovate, 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 -
  • Leaf margin - Serrate - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Ovate - see photos above
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
  • Tree Shape - Broadly conical -
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tree - guide for size not form Average Person
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Buy Varieties of DAVIDIA involucrata

DAVIDIA involucrata 'Sonoma'

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Commonly known as: 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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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

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