Handkerchief tree (Davidia involucrata) - leaves close up - September 2017
This is a Handkerchief tree which is located in the corner of Northernhay Gardens in Exeter UK. It is a very showy tree and the flowers are unique. It is named the Handkerchief tree due to the shape of the flowers. A non-native tree of the UK but an absolute treat to see. === Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Clade: Angiosperms Clade: Eudicots Clade: Asterids Order: Cornales Family: Nyssaceae Genus: Davidia Baill. Species: D. involucrata === Other common names dove tree Characteristics Foliage Deciduous Habit Spreading / Branched Hardiness H5 === Moisture Well-drained, Moist but well-drained Soil Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral === Size Ultimate height Higher than 12 metres Ultimate spread wider than 8 metres Time to ultimate height 20-50 years
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