This is a lovely species grown for its distinct pairs of 7-inch-long, assymetrical white bracts which hang from the branches in layers in late spring. Given room and maturity (seed-grown trees may not bloom for up to 20 years), this plant is notable in both form and flower.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsUnusual, papery white bracts make this tree a unique specimen among woody plants.
CareGrow in full sun or part shade in fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Avoid areas with strong winds.
PropagationSow entire fruit in a container or bed outdoors, or take softwood cuttings in autumn and hardwood cuttings in winter. Germination usually takes two years.
- Genus : Davidia
- Plant Width : 15 to 30 feet
- Plant Height : 30 feet or more
- Zones : 6, 7, 8
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Bloom Time : Late Spring, Spring
- Maintenance : Low
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
- Plant Type : Trees
- Flower Color : White