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Davidia involucrata

var. vilmoriniana


Vilmorin Dove Tree, Handkerchief Tree




Family
Nyssaceae (Cornaceae)
Genus
Davidia
Species
involucrata
Category
Woody
Type
Tree (deciduous)
Variety
vilmoriniana
Pronunciation
USDA Hardiness Zone
7b - 8a
Canadian Hardiness Zone
7
RHS Hardiness Zone
H5
Temperature (°C)
-15 - (-9)
Temperature (°F)
5 - 15
Height
8 - 18 m
Spread
5 - 10 m
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
June
Growth
Medium
ID Characteristic
Vilmorin Dove tree is red-stalked, with bright green leaves that are pleasantly scented when young. The leaves and stalks add contrast to the immaculate white flower bracts that cover the tree and smooth grey bark adds winter interest.
Flower Description
Flowers form a tight cluster, small and reddish in colour. Each flower has a pair of large, pure white bracts, 10-15 cm long that hang in long rows beneath level branches.
Notable Specimens
Trebah Garden Trust, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom.
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