Fantastic display from the pocket handkerchief tree

Davidia, May 2010
The Davidia's 'handkerchiefs'

This Spring is proving a great opportunity to see some plants at their very best. The longer, harder, colder winter we experienced this year has seen some plants look happier than they have done in years. The apple blossom for instance and the handkerchief tree or Davidia involuctrata.

This tree had never produced a ‘handkerchief’ until 5 years ago, and while it has got better each year, this year it is putting on a fantastic display.

The Davidia in full spring glory. May 2010. Known as the Handkerchief or Dove tree.

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