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Bauhinia x blakeana/Hong Kong Orchid Tree

Bauhinia x blakeana / Bauhinia x blakeana
Flower on orchid tree
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Flower on orchid tree

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Scientific Name: Bauhinia x blakeana
Common Name: Hong Kong Orchid Tree
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Fall, Winter
Flower color: Purple, Multicolored
Fruit present: Spring, Winter
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Plants with Fragrance
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Two lobed, heart shaped leaves drop after flowering and tree becomes completely bare when dry conditions occur. Flowers are fragrant and attract hummingbirds. Cannot tolerate even moderate freezes. Plants are being grown farther north than usual because of the relatively mild winters in recent years. Produces a truly exotic flower.