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Davidia involucrata
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Dove Tree

Davidia involucrata

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Davidia involucrata

Davidia

Davidia involucrata full sun  partial shade

Discovered by the French missionary Armand David in 1869, this Chinese native, with its broad pyramidal habit, is perhaps the best known of all hardy exotic trees. The graceful white bracts have been likened to doves, handkerchiefs and huge butterflies hovering among the trees.

Boosting the Dove Tree’s prize reputation are the broad heart-shaped leaves, scaly bark, and ornamental green fruit, which turns rust, resembling giant gooseberries, and persists until winter. This spectacular specimen casts light shade, prefers loam, and needs protection from wind, drought and overly moist soil. Large Band. Grows slowly.

Blooms May.

Size: 20' 0"–25' 0" high x 15' 0" wide; hardy to zone 6.

Davidia involucrata (T-0095)
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