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Cultural Details for Davidia involucrata var. vilmoriniana

Common Name:
Hardy Dove Tree

Growth Rate:
Medium

Average Mature Height:
20-40'

Average Mature Width:
20-40'

Flower Details:
Brush-like mass of creamy white flowers, 0.75" diameter, 3" long pendulous peduncle.

Fruit Details:
Solitary ovoid 1.5" long drupe green with purplish bloom

Fall Color:
No fall color, leaves die off green or brown.

Bark Details:
Orange, brown scaly

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
None serious

Native Habitat:
China, Zones 6-7

Other Features:
Beautiful flowering tree has a bad habit of slow flowering and inconsistent flowering

Culture and Care:
Transplants balled and burlapped in well drained moist soil prefers light shade

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu