Davidia involucrata

Dove Tree, Handkerchief Tree, Ghost Tree


  • Smothered in flowers in mid spring.
  • Medium and steady growth rate.
  • Covered in large bracts that surround bunches of insignificant flowers.


  • Suitable for a medium to large garden as well as parks.
  • Great feature tree or in mixed plantings.
  • Can be used as a shade tree.

Growing Conditions

  • Moderately frost hardy.
  • Avoid wind and coastal conditions.
  • Grows in dry to very moist soil conditions.
  • Full sun to part shade.


Height Width
5 year old tree 2.5m 1.0m
10 year old tree 6.0m 2.5m
Country of Origin:   China

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