Hong Kong Orchid Tree
|Description||Considered the most beautiful tree available, with exceptionally long-blooming, flamboyant, deep rose-red, orchid-shaped flowers that have a touch of white. The sterile flowers produce no seedpods. Develops as a tree with a rounded crown in warmer winter regions, more shrub-like in cooler winter regions. Provides stunning winter interest. Semi-evergreen.|
|Watering||Water deeply when soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Late fall through early winter|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 20 ft. tall, 25 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||Top-notch as a specimen tree in a garden focal point. Make it the centerpiece of a shrub collection. Blooms in December to April just after its leaves drop for a short period, so it's a standout in any garden.|
|Companion Plants||Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Foxtail Fern (Asparagus); Lilyturf (Liriope); Sago Palm (Cycas)|
|Care||Requires moist, fertile, well-drained soil. Protect from harsh drying winds, extreme heat, and hard freezes. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established water regularly to maintain moist but not soggy soil. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.|
|Lore||Does not produce unwanted seedlings, unlike the Purple Orchid Tree (B. purpurea).|
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.