Davidia Involucrata (Award of Garden Merit)
Davidia Involucrata is a wonderful, ornamental deciduous tree with heart shaped foliage that is red-purple and has a spicy fragrance when the leaves first emerge in early spring. Once emerged, the leaves change colour to light green. Most dramatically, around May, large white floral bracts emerge that hang like pinched handkerchiefs from its branches. In late summer, small pear-shaped fruits will emerge. In autumn, just before the leaves fall, they will change from light green to yellow-orange.
Davidia Involucrata is a stunningly beautiful tree that will provide lots of exciting colour through spring, summer and autumn.
Davidia Involucrata is native to China and is also called the handkerchief tree, due to the manner in which the bracts hang. This tree can take up to 10 years for its first flower but here at Paramount Plants we are offering flower-aged specimens for sale.
Davidia Involucrata likes full sun and partial shade and moist but well drained fertile soil. It reaches a maximum height of 6 metres with a maximum spread of 4 metres but it can be clipped to suit required heights.
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