Davidia involucrata ‘Columnar’ Handkerchief Tree

Description: A special dove tree selection of columnar habit and compact growth that flowers at a young age, producing beautiful large white flower bracts in May. Dark-green cordate leaves are the perfect backdrop for the blooms.

Davidia Growing Tips: Easy to grow in a sheltered position in sun or partial shade, but young specimens may not flowers. Happy on any soil type as well as it's moist but well-drained.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 6m x 2.5m


  • Deciduous
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering month: May
  • M Size: Medium
  • Do not prune
  • Attractive bark
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Wet tolerant

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