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  • Canadian Grown
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  • Shipped in ON, QC, NB, NS, PE


Davidia involucrata

Dove Tree, Handkerchief Tree

Main interest:
unique white flowers, bright orange/red leaves in the fall
full sun to partial shade
Soil humidity:
moist soil; well drained
Flower colour:
reddish purple with white floral bracts
Flowering period:
May to June
bright green
USDA Hardiness:
zone 6a: -23.5 °C (-10 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 40 ft (12.2 m) width: 40 ft (12.2 m)

Dove Tree is an award-winning, medium sized deciduous tree with spectacular and very unique blooms. Large, drooping, creamy white floral bracts appear in clusters that contain the reddish-purple flowers. The masses of white floral bracts look stunning when they flutter in the wind, and give the tree the appearance of being full of doves, handkerchiefs, or little ghosts (thus the common names). The flowers produce greenish-brown, golf ball sized fruit. The foliage is bright green, heart shaped, and has serrated edges. The leaves change to orange and red in the fall. The bark is a cheerful cinnamon brown colour and exfoliating, adding winter interest to this tree as well.

Dove Tree (Davidia involucrata) grows best in a consistently moist, protected location with organically rich soil. This plant is an excellent specimen.

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.

$34.99 - $99.99

Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS

Also known as: Ghost Tree, Pocket Handkerchief Tree, Laundry Tree

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