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Camptotheca acuminata, Happy Tree, Cancer Tree, or Tree of Life

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Seeds of Camptotheca acuminata
 Camptotheca acuminata
Family: Nyssaceae
Happy Tree, Cancer Tree, or Tree of Life
Origin: China
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftRegular waterModerate waterEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.DeciduousSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Handsome tree from China, growing to 75' for warm zones. Easily grown from seed and can be kept pruned to desired size indoors with ample warmth and bright light. If cut back to ground level it seems to grow back even faster. Attractive ovate leaves have prominent venation. This tree produces a drug called "Camptothesin" that has shown considerable potential in cancer research.

Camptotheca is a genus of medium-sized deciduous trees, native to southern China and Tibet. They are usually included in the tupelo family Nyssaceae, but sometimes included (with the tupelos) in the dogwood family Cornaceae.

Close related species - Davidia involucrata.


  


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The Happy Tree, Cancer Tree, or Tree of Life is a handsome tree from China, growing to 75' for warm zones. Easily grown from seed and can be kept pruned to desired size indoors with ample warmth and bright light. If cut back to ground level it seems to grow back even faster. Attractive ovate leaves have prominent venation. This tree produces a drug called "Camptothesin" that has shown considerable potential in cancer research.
Cover the seed with 1/2" of soil mixture. Water when dry to the touch. Requires bright light and temperatures above 50F.
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Davidia involucrata, Dove Tree, Ghost Tree, Handkerchief Tree

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Davidia involucrata var. vilmoriniana
 Davidia involucrata
Family: Nyssaceae
Dove Tree, Ghost Tree, Handkerchief Tree
Origin: China
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersDeciduousSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Grown as a specimen, this tree commands attention. The small pom-pom like blooms appear in mid-spring and are held between two uneven, pure white bracts that are up to 15cm (6in) long. The bright to dark green leaves are roughly heart-shaped (cordate) and lightly serrated around the edges. The leaves of the species are white tomentose underneath, which appears as a fine white felt on the undersides of the leaves. The fruit, a 3cm (1in) drupe, ripens in the late autumn. There is a deeply ridged nutlet inside, and within the nutlet there may be up to ten seeds.

Prefers moist, well drained soil.

Davidia involucrata usually placed in the tupelo family (Nyssaceae), but is sometimes included (with the tupelos) in the dogwood family (Cornaceae), and by yet others given family status of its own, as Davidiaceae.


 Davidia involucrata, Dove Tree, Ghost Tree, Handkerchief Tree

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Davidia involucrata var. vilmoriniana

Davidia involucrata, Dove Tree, Ghost Tree, Handkerchief Tree

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Davidia involucrata, Dove Tree, Ghost Tree, Handkerchief Tree

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Davidia involucrata var. vilmoriniana
Davidia involucrata, Dove Tree, Ghost Tree, Handkerchief Tree

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