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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
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
Seasonal Interest - Summer
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