Purple Orchid Tree
Pronunciation: bow-HIN-ee-a pur-PUR-ee-uh
|Description||Outstanding, exotic rich purple blooms are produced over a long period. Spreading branches are covered with light green leaves. Small, semi-deciduous tropical tree provides long-lasting beauty.|
|Watering||Water deeply when soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Summer to winter|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing to 20 ft. tall, 25 ft. wide crown.|
|Special Features||Attracts Hummingbirds, Benefits Birds|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Design Ideas||This tree is stunning in the front yard when in bloom. Large enough to create a mass to separate houses or to shade a sideyard. Use as a single specimen in tropical landscapes and other composition featuring exotic plants. Create a long range focal point.|
|Companion Plants||This tropical tree belongs with other bright colored heat lovers such as Royal Cape Plumbago, (Plumbago auriculata 'Monott'), Erin Rachel Hibiscus, (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Erin Rachel'), All Gold Bougainvillea, (Bougainvillea x 'All Gold') and Orange Cape Honeysuckle, (Tecomaria capensis).|
|Care||Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.|
|Lore||Long flat seed pods that follow the seeds is key to its place in the pea family.|
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.