AWARD

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
Further Reading....
  • 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

DAVIDIA involucrata

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
Small £25.00 each 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Medium £55.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 5 Litre
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large £90.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 7.5 to 10 Litre
  • 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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15m (49ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (33ft)
 

Buy Varieties of DAVIDIA involucrata

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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