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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
  • Partial shade
  • 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
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15m (49ft)
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  10m (33ft)
 

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