Boone County Arboretum
9190 Camp Ernst Road
Union, Kentucky 41091
Phone: (859) 384-4999
Fax: (859) 384-6888

Open Daily
Dawn - Dusk
Free Admission

Join Our Email List

Contact Us

Information on invasive species

Emerald Ash Borer Information

Horticutural Links

Donate to the Boone County Arboretum

Boone County Arboretum

Promote Your Page Too

Employee Login

Cultural Details for Davidia involucrata var. vilmoriniana

Common Name:
Hardy Dove Tree

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

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.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.