(Also Ghost Tree or Dove Tree)
Height up to 19 m
Natural range: Western China
Introduced to France in 1901 and Britain in 1904 in the south-west. Rare or infrequent in parks and garden tree collections.
Flowers open in May in a tiny round head about 2 cm across. Leaves are bright, light green and fragrant when they first unfold.
While here look and listen out for blackcaps in the spring.
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