Hong Kong Orchid Tree
Water deeply when soil is dry.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
7540 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Westchester CA 90045
8600 Washington Boulevard Pico Rivera CA 90660
- Marina Del Rey Garden Center
13198 Mindanao Way Marina Del Rey CA 90292
- Mimosa Nursery
6270 Allston St. East Los Angeles CA 90022
|Botanical Pronunciation||bow-HIN-ee-a blayk-ee-AH-na|
|Lore||Does not produce unwanted seedlings, unlike the Purple Orchid Tree (B. purpurea).|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 20 ft. tall, 25 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Fall through Early Winter|
|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 Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Tropical|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Easy Care|
|Watering Needs||Water deeply when soil is dry.|
|Companion Plants||Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Foxtail Fern (Asparagus); Lilyturf (Liriope); Sago Palm (Cycas)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11