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The common name Handkerchief tree or Dove tree, comes from the long white bracts which surround the small male flowers as they supposedly look like either handkerchiefs drying or doves resting on the branches - take your pick. It's a lovely, clean looking tree, with heart-shaped leaves and when these fall in autumn, the smooth grey bark is revealed. The flowers appear in late spring, followed by greenish brown fruit the size of golf balls. It has been given an Award of Garden Merit (AGM), which is for plants of outstanding excellence.
Plant type: Deciduous tree
Flower colour: White
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Feature: Colourful bark, Flowers
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline
Skill level: Experienced
Time to plant seeds: August to November
The first time I saw this tree it was growing in Bristol zoo. I loved the look of the drooping leaves that looked like hankies. If I had a massive garden I would choose this tree.
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