Flower of the Handkerchief or Dove Tree (Davidia involucrata)

Flower of the Handkerchief or Dove Tree (Davidia involucrata)

Handkerchief Tree Flower

The handkerchief or dove tree is originally from south west China. Best known for the unusual flowers. The tree was introduced to Europe in 1904. It is likely that this is the variety which is more commonly grown.