Davidia involucrata

Dove Tree (or Handkerchief Tree)

The Louise Arnold Tanger Arboretum, 230 N. President Avenue, Lancaster PA

This is the oldest Dove Tree in the county (another specimen, about 30 years old, is at Arbor Harbor, 80 Sun Lane, Millersville). Because the tree has decay in its trunk,Tanger has planted another Dove Tree a short distance away (last photo, taken in 2019). 

This amazing species, a native of China and introduced in the United States in 1904, has spectacular bracts bordering its flowers that flutter like doves in a breeze.