Scientific Name: Davidia involucrata Form: Pyramidal - widely
Common Name:dove tree, kleenex tree, handkerchief tree Texture:Medium
Family Name:Nyssaceae Habit: Open, Upright, Spreading
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):10 - 15m x 7 - 10m
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China Hardiness Zone:Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pubescent, Ovate, Serrate
Flowers: Spike, (Head-like), White, May
Fruit: Drupe, Dark-red, Brown, Sep- Oct, (Persistent)
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Specimen plant, Spring interest
Key ID Features:Tree vase-shape; leaves lightly serrated, ovate/cordate, oblique base, cirrhose tip, pinkish petiole; flowers ellipsoid head with many red-purple anthers and a single green ovary, two drooping creamy-white bracts 'wings', late spring; fruit green-brown nut-like drupe containing a single seed. Winter ID: buds plump, terminal, red bud/scales, green tip, shiny; bark orange-brown, scaly.