Young Handkerchief Tree | Davidia involucrata 'Sonoma


Enjoying the unique blossoms of the Handkerchief Tree at a young age? The Davidia involucrata 'Sonoma' blooms at a very young age and also stays much smaller than the regular Davidia involucrata.

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Can be planted throughout the year


The Davidia involucrata 'Sonoma', also known as the Handkerchief Tree, is a striking presence with a unique blossom.

The key feature of the Davidia involucrata 'Sonoma' is its blossom.

The small, purple flower with its larger creamy-white bracts makes it a remarkable tree.

Additionally, the Davidia involucrata 'Sonoma' starts blooming at a very young age, from around 5 years old.


Growth habit

The Davidia involucrata 'Sonoma' is a slow-growing tree that can reach a maximum height of 5 to 6 meters. This makes it particularly suitable for a small garden.



The preferred location for the Young Handkerchief Tree (Davidia involucrata 'Sonoma') should ideally be a sheltered area with partial shade conditions. The soil should be well-draining and moist but not overly wet.


How to plant the tree?

  1. Determine the final location of the tree and ensure it is free from cables, debris, old plants, and other obstacles that may hinder the tree's growth.
  2. Dig a planting hole that is twice the width of the root ball. Loosen the soil at the bottom of the planting hole and mix the excavated soil with (organic) garden soil or planting substrate.
  3. Adjust the planting hole to the height where the root ball fits and firmly press the soil.
  4. Fill the planting hole with water and wait for it to settle. Check if the root ball is sufficiently moist.
  5. Place the tree or plant in the planting hole. It is extremely important that the tree is not planted too deep, as this can cause root rot.
  6. Insert a tree stake or bamboo stake firmly into the ground on the side of the tree where the most wind comes from.
  7. Now, place the watering ring or create a mound of soil around the tree so that water can seep into the ground.


Why Choose a Young Tree from Amitis

  • Easy to plant yourself due to the compact size and light weight
  • Conveniently delivered to your home in a sturdy packaging
  • Experience the growth and development of your own tree
  • Easy to maintain
  • Cultivate the size and growth form you are looking for
  • Attain mature size within a short time
  • Can be planted year-round as everything is delivered in pots
  • No root loss and better chances of establishment as everything is pot-grown
  • Cost-effective purchase
  • Fresh, healthy plants directly from the grower



Want to know more about pruning? Read our page on tree maintenance! Feel free to contact us; we are happy to assist!


  • Mature Height

    5-6 meters
  • Flower color

    Small purple flower with large white bracts
  • Flowering months

  • Location

    Sun semi-shade
  • Fruits

    Brown fruits
  • Evergreen

    Not evergreen
  • Winter hardiness

    Moderately winter-hardy
  • Leaf color in summer

  • Leaf color in autumn



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    • - Herma Colijn-Brouwer

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