Gift Wrap (£2.75)
Flowering in May
Hardy (Cold winter)
Height (when grown)
Davidia involucrata is known by many names, Handkerchief tree, Dove or Ghost tree, all evoke a desire to plant this beautiful tree. A slow-growing deciduous conical tree reaching a height of approx 13m/40ft. Grown in woodland conditions it also makes a magnificent specimen on a lawn or other points of interest in a garden.
Leaves on this Handkerchief tree are large heart-shaped and bright green with a downy underside. Showy white bracts with black-eyed centres appear on mature trees from late spring into summer. Orange-brown peeling bark and insignificant green/purple berries in autumn.
The Davidia is hardy and prefers sun or partial shade. Providing moist fertile well-drained soil will encourage a healthy and fulfilling tree giving much pleasure. No regular pruning is necessary and the usual weed, mulch, and compost in spring are appreciated. Not suitable for a small garden
Soil: Moist fertile well-drained
Position: Sun and semi-shade
Flowering period: Late spring and summer
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height x Spread in maturity: 13m x 7m / 40ft x 20ft
Special features: Good year-round interest
The tree is watered before being carefully packed by one of our experienced staff on site. It comes in a cardboard box lined with straw. (We try to use as much recycling material as possible) The box is addressed to the customer or a specified name and address and sent out overnight delivery to arrive on requested dates.
Please note the size of the tree that you are ordering, as our trees are provided for our clients to plant themselves, which may appear at a small size rather than the fully grown tree as shown in the photos.
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Excellent specimen very pleased
This tree should be more widely grown. Just stunning in life, photos don’t do it justice. The fruit stay on all winter in the South and look like Christmas burbles. The flowering is beautiful.
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