Handkerchief Tree

Davidia involucrata

Dove Tree, Ghost Tree, Pocket Handkerchief Tree

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This spreading medium sized tree has bright green leaves and in Spring it produces very small flower heads surrounded by 2 creamy white bracts that can be 20cm long.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings

Take hardwood cuttings in late autumn.

Special features

Attractive flowers

Special features

Origin

China, Asia

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

This low maintenance tree provides architectural interest for urban courtyards as well as informal cottage style gardens. It can also be grown in large containers.

Personality

Family

Cornaceae

Flower colour

White

Scent

None

Problems

Generally pest and disease free.
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