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Bauhinia orchid lily (Pink)

199.00

Description

This tree is the official floral emblem of Hong Kong and it is widely cultivated in tropical regions.

The Orchid Tree grows to approximately 10m tall in a warm climate, and 5-6m tall in a cooler climate. It has large, fragrant, pink to purple flowers. The flowers resemble the flowers borne on orchids, which is where the common name originates from, and are absolutely stunning.

Flowers are followed by seed pods of up to 30cm long, which contain several seeds. Leaves are large and shaped like a butterfly. The Orchid Tree is native to Asia, and it is the emblem of Hong Kong.

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Description

 

Common Name Purple Orchid Tree.
Maximum Reachable Height 6 to 10 feet.
Flower Colour Pink to purple.
Bloom Time Late winter to early spring.
Difficulty Level Easy.

Planting And Care

Trim off any unsightly or leggy growth after the blooms fade and, of course, prune out any dead, diseased or broken branches any time of year.

Bauhinia Orchid Lily Care

Sunlight Full sun
Watering In summer, water your tree at least once a week, but in winter, cut back to every four to six weeks and only if it doesn’t rain.
Soil Well draining, slightly acidic soil.
Temperature 25 to 40 degrees C

Bauhinia Orchid Lily Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • It is excellent as a feature tree or in the middle of a lawn as a shade tree
  • It does very well in pots and could be pruned into a hedge or screen

 

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