JAPANESE HANDKERCHIEF TREE (Davidia Involucrata) -
Its name derives from the large white bracts which appear in May.
These are followed by large, oval fruits in autumn.
Foliage and habit are similar to those of the lime.
A medium to large tree, it is very good for parks and does best in a fairly sheltered position.
The specimen here is within the Kenwood Garden at the far side from the House.