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Handkerchief Tree

Dove Tree, Davidia involucrata vilmoriniana

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  • Root Type/Plant Size

    Pot Grown, 100-125cm (3.5-4.5ft)

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  • £29.95
  • Plant Types & Availability - More information

    Pg = Pot Grown

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Unique, spectacular tree when in flower. It is slow to flower but it is worth the wait as in late spring masses of yellow-green flowers with purple anthers appear surrounded by large white leafy bracts of unequal size, the larger up to 18cm (7ins long), hang down and create amazing white tiers which resemble white doves or pinched handkerchieves. The flowers are attractive to bees and many other pollinating insects as they are rich in nectar and pollen. These are followed by round green pendent fruits, which ripen to purple-brown. The tree has heart-shaped bright green leaves with a spicy, incense fragrance and turn burnished hues before falling. 6 x 3m (20 x 10ft) in 20 years, ultimate height 15m (50ft).

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Handkerchief Tree is available as:

Pg = Pot Grown

Pot Grown Plants

These are normally sold in small 9cm wide pots, unless a different pot size is shown (where the pot size is shown in litres). Pot grown plants can be planted at any time of the year.


Pot Grown are generally available all year.

If a plant is currently out of stock because it is out of season (for example, bare rooted plants in summer) or we have sold out but we are expecting more to be available you can pre-order the plant. We only charge credit/debit cards when an order is despatched, not when an order is placed.

    • SKU
  • Awards
    • Awards
      RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Native/Wildlife/Evergreen
    • Native
    • Evergreen/Deciduous
  • Soil and position
    • Suitable for any normal soil and position, and
      Suitable for Chalky Soil
      Suitable for Costal Areas
      Suitable for Damp Shade
  • Plant Height and Growth
    • Approx. Ultimate Height
      15m+ (50ft+)
    • Average Growth per Year
      10 - 15cm (4 - 6ins)
  • Root Type/Plant Size
    • Root Type/Plant Size
      Pot Grown, 100-125cm (3.5-4.5ft)
    • Potted/Bare Root
      Pot Grown