The White Tree of Gondor is a symbol of Gondor and stands in the Court of the Fountain in Minas Tirith. It is also the motif of the kingdom’s flag. Defined as a tall tree of gracious form with white thin bark over white wood and laurel-like green and silver leaves. The tree would bear numerous white flowers during spring time. When burned, its wood would produce a dense, voluminous smoke, with enough amount, capable of burying an entire country in darkness.
The first White Tree came from a fruit which Isildur stole from Nimloth the Fair. In the battle against Sauron, he suffered and was near death. The White Tree healed Isildur when the first leaf opened in the spring. The sapling was brought to Middle-earth and planted in Minas Ithil.