First glimpsed 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 divine white bracts have been likened to doves, handkerchiefs and huge butterﬂies hovering among the trees. Boosting the Dove Tree’s esteemed reputation are the broad heart-shaped leaves, scaly bark, and ornamental green fruit, which turns rust, resembling giant gooseberries, and persists until winter. This exceptional specimen casts light shade, prefers loam, and needs protection from wind, drought and overly moist soil. Grows slowly. Large Band.
Size: 20' 0" – 25' 0" high x 15' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 6.