Davidia involucrata 'Lady Sunshine' - summer leaves

Davidia involucrata 'Lady Sunshine'

(Variegated Handkerchief Tree) A very rare tree, Davidia involucrata 'Lady Sunshine' has stunning variegated leaves, with an eye-catching wide golden-cream margin.

This plant is only available in small numbers and is very rarely listed for sale.

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(For any number of plants
by courier to most of the UK*)

Standard: £5.95
Priority: £15
Click & Collect: free

*Surcharges apply for delivery to Highlands & Islands.
Standard shipping is shown as default
this can be changed during checkout.

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A very rare tree, Davidia involucrata 'Lady Sunshine' has stunning variegated leaves, with an eye-catching wide golden-cream margin. With the heavily variegated leaves, this selection seems to be slower growing than a classic Davidia and is best treated as a large shrub in the short term, eventually growing into a small tree.

Davidia involucrata 'Lady Sunshine' is a choice plant, ideal for a position in light, dappled shade to avoid potential leaf scorch in hot summer weather.


  • Position: Light, dappled or partial shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: May
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Rate of Growth: Slow.
  • Habit: Davidia involucrata 'Lady Sunshine' grows to be a large shrub or small, branching tree.
    • Height: Estimated 4 - 6 m (13 - 20 ft).
    • Spread: 5 m (16 ft).
  • Notes: Davidia involucrata 'Lady Sunshine' can take a long time to flower: 15 - 20 years is considered typical.
How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Tree - Small (4m - 8m)
Growing Conditions
Soil: Acid, Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Damp/Wet
Special Features
Flowers in Spring, Foliage - Variegated, Rare and Unusual

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