Dove Tree

Dove Tree

Dove Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Davidia involucrata
Hardiness Zones:   6 to 8
Growth_Rate:   Moderate
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well drained soil
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Pyramidal in youth; rounded; dense branching
Height:   20 to 60'
Weight:   20 to 35
Leaf:   2 to 5.5" alternate, simple leaf; insignificant fall color
Flower/Fruit:   Two large white bracts surround the flower resembling a dove; flowers in early spring
Comments:    Orange and brown bark; rare in cultivation; water during drought; slow to begin flowering
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   Var. Vilmoriniana