#N16 HANDKERCHIEF TREE (aka DOVE TREE) Davidia involucrata vilmoriniana

First discovered in 1869, in the high altitude cloud forests of Central and Western China, by the French missionary Père David.  Introduction to Britain from China was made in 1897 by Abbé Farges.

Purchased from RHS Wisley and planted on 27th August 2008 by Gilli Claycomb. In memory of Miss A Maidwell, former headmistress at Robert Smyth.