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DAVIDIA involucrata 'Sonoma'
Commonly known as Dove tree, Ghost tree, Handkerchief tree
Large white bracts, borne at a much younger age than the species
Deciduous - broadly ovate, sharp-pointed, toothed, red-stalked leaves to 16cm (6¼in) long with heart-shaped bases
Height - 15m (49ft)
Spread - 10m (33ft)
Tree - slow-growing tree. Produces dense, pendent, small flowers each surrounded by a pair of leafy, oblong, pointed white bracts of unequal size. Fruit is a solitary, greenish brown drupe to 4cm (1½in) across
Full sun - shelter from strong winds
Additional Features - Good to know - maintain a strong, central leader in the formative years
Pests & Diseases - trouble-free
Place of origin - China
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 - Conical
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Vermin & Pest Control
Essential small tree protection from vermin and strimming. This pack includes 5 x 90cm canes and 5 x 90cm spiral guards. Includes instructions.
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5