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Bauhninia purpurea/Purple Orchid Tree

Bauhninia purpurea / Bauhninia purpurea
Pinkish-purple flowers appear in fall and early winter
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Pinkish-purple flowers appear in fall and early winter

Tree generally has many flowers at a time when in bloom

A 25 foot tree in bloom

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Scientific Name: Bauhninia purpurea
Common Name: Purple Orchid Tree
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Fall, Winter
Flower color: Pink, Purple
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: The beautiful flowers appear on trees in late fall and early winter and are a sight to behold. Use as specimen plant, small shade tree near a patio, in islands in parking areas and as a street tree. Maintenace pruining necessary to keep lower branches from blocking walking space beneath the tree.