Davidia involucrata

Also known as:

  • Davidia involucrata var. vilmoriniana
  • Handkerchief Tree
  • Dove Tree
  • Ghost Tree

Plant Type

tree

Zones

6a-9b

Size

H:20'-60'
W:30'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained, rich

Water Needs:

even moisture

Sun Exposure:

sun

Features

Flowers:

white

Foliage:

deciduous

Fruit:

purple, brown

Flowering Time:

spring

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Garden World

Hubbard, Oregon

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Garden World

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Heritage Seedlings

Salem, Oregon

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Heritage Seedlings

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Salem, Oregon

503-585-9835

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Oregon Grown Tree Farms

Salem, Oregon

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Oregon Grown Tree Farms

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Salem, Oregon

503-851-4726

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Greer Gardens Inc.

Eugene, Oregon

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Greer Gardens Inc.

Location

Eugene, Oregon

800-548-0111

www.greergardens.com

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Forestfarm

Williams, Oregon

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Forestfarm

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Williams, Oregon

541-846-7269

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Fantastic Plants

Bartlett, Tennessee

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Fantastic Plants

Location

Bartlett, Tennessee

901-438-1912

fantasticplants.com

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Lazy S'S Farm Nursery

Barboursville, Virginia

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Lazy S'S Farm Nursery

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Barboursville, Virginia

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Avant Gardens

Dartmouth, Massachusetts

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Avant Gardens

Location

Dartmouth, Massachusetts

508-998-8819

www.avantgardensne.com

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Description by: Greer Gardens Inc.

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Eugene, Oregon

800-548-0111

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This uncommon tree native to China, has the most unusual, showy blooms! The flowers suggest white doves nesting among the large green leaves. The foliage turns a beautiful yellow in the fall when the conditions are right. Protect newly planted trees in cold winter areas the first few years. The Dove Tree becomes hardier as it ages. A specimen with a grand structure providing lovely shade. We have a 30' specimen at the nursery which is the "talk of the town" when it flowers. Grows best in well-drained, moist soil and prefers light shade, especially where summers are warm.

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts

508-998-8819

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Description by: Heritage Seedlings

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Salem, Oregon

503-585-9835

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In this variety with nominal botanical differences the intriguing flowers of this Chinese native tree invite closer inspection. Similar to Flowering Dogwood and Chinese Dogwood, the "petals" are actually white bracts that overshadow the inconspicuous actual flowers. Difficult to propagate and locate in the wholesale trade, Dove Tree is widely adapted and fast growing to 40 ft. tall. Once established, it makes an excellent specimen tree. Davidia involucrata var. vilmoriniana

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Description by: Heritage Seedlings

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Salem, Oregon

503-585-9835

heritageseedlings.com

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The intriguing flowers of this Chinese native tree invite closer inspection. Similar to Flowering Dogwood and Chinese Dogwood, the "petals" are actually white bracts that overshadow the inconspicuous actual flowers. Difficult to propagate and locate in the wholesale trade, Dove Tree is widely adapted and fast growing to 40 ft. tall. Once established, it makes an excellent specimen tree.

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Description by: Garden World

Contact

Hubbard, Oregon

503-982-2380

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This is a very popular upright medium sized ornamental tree. It is best known for its flowers, which are two white bracts resembling a dove.

Description by: Oregon Grown Tree Farms

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Salem, Oregon

503-851-4726

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Dove Tree - Creamy white flowers up to 7” long that give the appearance of white doves. Rich green leaves and orange/brown scaly bark. Fall color bronze. Slow growing

Description by: Forestfarm

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Williams, Oregon

541-846-7269

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E.H.Wilson considered this med-sized shade tree to be "the most interesting ; beautiful of all trees of the north temperate flora" ; likened the white bracts it festoons itself in late spring to "huge butterflies". SUN/Med

Description by: Lazy S'S Farm Nursery

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Barboursville, Virginia

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This rare tree is one of the most beautiful in bloom. With tiny red anthers and large white bracts (much like pendulous white Poinsettia bracts) it flutters in the lightest breeze like a butterfly. It's difficult to propagate, hard to find and when you do, they command a healthy price and have remained almost a collectors plant for years. Flowers are followed by 2-3" green golf ball like fruit. Good fall color. For more information on this treasure, visit this great website PlantExplorers.com

Description by: Avant Gardens

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts

508-998-8819

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We have a limited supply of the legendary Dove Tree for spring shipping. Although it is sometimes listed at 20-25', with age it can reach heights of 40', but do remember it is slow growing. The blossoms, or rather, showy white bracts, are likened to doves or handkerchiefs as they dangle below the branches in late spring. It has a pyramidal shape with broad green heart shaped foliage, and after flowering, showy green fruit persist into winter. Wait no more, plant a Davidia for your grandchildren. 2-3' plants for spring shipping.

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