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Hong Kong Orchid Tree

Bauhinia blakeana

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.
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Good to grow! 10


Full sun

Water deeply when soil is dry.


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Botanical Pronunciationbow-HIN-ee-a blayk-ee-AH-na
LoreDoes not produce unwanted seedlings, unlike the Purple Orchid Tree (B. purpurea).
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 20 ft. tall, 25 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Fall through Early Winter
Design IdeasTop-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 AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Tropical
Growth HabitOval
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater deeply when soil is dry.
Companion PlantsAgapanthus (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

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 10

Good to grow!