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Hong Kong Orchid Tree

Bauhinia blakeana

Pronunciation: bow-HIN-ee-a blayk-ee-AH-na
SKU #01150
9-11

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OVERVIEW
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.
Light Full sun
Watering Water deeply when soil is dry.
Blooms Late Fall through Early Winter
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 20 ft. tall, 25 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Semi-Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Oval
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border
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.
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Foxtail Fern (Asparagus); Lilyturf (Liriope); Sago Palm (Cycas)
CARE
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.
HISTORY
Lore Does not produce unwanted seedlings, unlike the Purple Orchid Tree (B. purpurea).

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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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.