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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
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Other common names
handkerchief tree dove tree
ghost tree pocket handkerchief tree
Davidia is a medium-sized, deciduous tree with ovate leaves and small, dark green flower-clusters each subtended by two large white bracts and followed by ovoid greenish-brown fruits
D. involucrata is a medium-sized deciduous tree with bright green, broadly ovate leaves to 15cm in length. Flowers very small, in rounded heads 2cm in width, held within a pair of creamy-white, ovate bracts to 20cm in length
Habit Spreading / Branched
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Higher than 12 metres
wider than 8 metres
Time to ultimate height
Easy to grow in a sheltered position in sun or partial shade, but young specimens may not flower
Propagate by seed or hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Architectural City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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