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Dove Tree Davidia involucrata

Phonetic Spelling
duh-VID-ee-uh in-vol-yoo-KRAY-tuh
Description

A tree that grows 20 - 60 feet in height with orange and brown bark; rare in cultivation. Pyramidal in youth; matures as rounded; dense branching. Flowers in early spring. Two large, white bracts surround the flower resembling a dove. Slow to begin flowering. Plant in sun to partial shade. Prefers moist, well-drained soil. Water during drought. 2-5.5 in. alternate, simple leaf. Insignificant fall color.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • var. Vilmoriniana
Tags:
#deciduous#bark#interesting flowers
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • var. Vilmoriniana
Tags:
#deciduous#bark#interesting flowers
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Davidia
    Species:
    involucrata
    Family:
    Nyssaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern China
    Dimensions:
    Height: 20 ft. 0 in. - 60 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 20 ft. 0 in. - 35 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Pyramidal
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Petals:
    Bracts
    Flower Description:
    Flowers in early spring. Two large, white bracts surround the flower resembling a dove. Slow to begin flowering.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    2-5.5 in. alternate, simple leaf; insignificant fall color
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Orange
    Bark Description:
    Orange and brown bark, rare in cultivation
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No