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Bauhinia x blakeana
Bauhinia x blakeana

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Zone
Zones 13, 19, 21, 23-27, H1, H2
Full Sun
Full
Regular Water
Moderate

Bauhinia x blakeana

Hong Kong Orchid Tree
Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
Perennials, Trees

BAUHINIA

These flamboyant flowering trees and shrubs have a very special place in Hawaii and mild-winter areas of California and Arizona. They vary greatly by species and climate. Common to all garden bauhinias are twin “leaves,” actually twin lobes. Thin crowded growth after bloom.

Bauhinia x blakeana

Umbrella like growth habit to 20 ft. high and wide. Flowers bloom from late fall to spring and are shaped like some orchids. They are much larger (5 1/2 to 6 in.wide) than those of other bauhinias. Colors range from cranberry maroon through purple and rose to orchid pink, often in same blossom. Gray-green leaves tend to drop off around bloom time, but this partly deciduous tree does not lose all of its foliage. This is the city tree of Hong Kong.

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