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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • WaterMoist

Description

Davidia genus (Pocket handkerchief tree). This is one species of deciduous spring and summer flowering tree. The small red flowers are produced in a pair of striking white-cream, dropping bracts up to 30cm long.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Trees

Origin

W.China

Interest and use

Named after French priest and naturalist Father Armand David, who was also the first Westerner to describe the giant panda.

Cultivation

Fully hardy, but will need shelter from strong winds. They will require sun or semi-shade with fertile, well drained but preferably moist soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in the spring or by seeds when ripe in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Generally disease free

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