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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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Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock
Small £18.00 each

Delivery Information Availability yet to be determined
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
Available again from OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2020 - Dispatch will take place mid to late autumn.
Medium £45.00 each

Delivery Information Available again from OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2020
plant size comparison icon 5 Litre
Large £80.00 each

Delivery Information Normally 3 - 5 days
Courier Only due to the size of this plant.
plant size comparison icon 7.5 to 10 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 -
  • 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'  >


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
£45.00 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.
Medium £70.00 

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