Davidia involucrata var. vilmoriniana (Dode) Wanger.
Davidia involucrata var. vilmoriniana  (37255 bytes)
A medium-sized tree recalling Tilia. The leaves are summer-green, tinged orange and red in autumn. The leaves of this variety are glabrous, not silky hairy beneath. In May/June there are produced the inconspicious flowers in heads up to 2.5 cm across. In the heads there is one female flower with many male flowers. Each head has a pair of unequal white bracts, looking like handkerchiefs. Often you have to wait perhaps 20 years until the tree is flowering.

Home: China

Other views: Flower,fruit, winter bud

Cultivated: Germany,France

Author: Ulrich Herzog

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