About This Plant

The pocket handkerchief tree, scientifically known as Davidia involucrata, is a remarkable deciduous tree cherished for its unique and eye-catching flowers. The tree can reach heights of up to 50 feet (15 meters). Its elegant and distinctive flowers make it a popular choice for ornamental gardens and parks.

The Story


The trees leaves themselves are large, heart-shaped, and deciduous. They typically measure 4 to 8 inches (10 to 20 cm) in length and are arranged alternately along the branches.


Native to China, it’s sometimes referred to as the “dove tree” due to the appearance of its flowers, which resemble white doves or handkerchiefs dangling from the branches. These flowers are actually clusters of white bracts surrounding tiny, inconspicuous flowers.
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