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|Bauhinia purpurea, Phanera purpurea|
Family: Fabaceae subfam. Caesalpinioideae
Orchid Tree, Butterfly Tree
Origin: Australia and East Asia
Nice landscape tree, good shade tree for summer. Bauhinias were named in honor of the brothers Bauhin, Swiss botanists of the 16th-17th century. Their characteristic twin lobed leaves give them a definite tropical look. Sensitive to chlorosis, treat with iron chelate. Although not generally necessary, they can be pruned after flowering. Flowers are fragrant.
1024 Bauhinia purpurea - Purple Orchid treePurple Orchid tree, butterfly tree. Vigorous shade tree with wide canopy and showers of purple flowers from fall through winter/spring. Nice, fast growing shade tree.
Large trees may be topped for shipping.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Most of our plants are certified for shipping to California, however, certain plants are not certified. Please do not order not-certified plants to California addresses. These plants may be added to CA certification in the future; please contact us for more information.
Grown in 3 gal pot
6 plants in stock
2116 Bauhinia purpurea - seedsOrchid tree, butterfly tree. Very easy to germinate, germination rate around 100%. Great for beginners.
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Per pack: 6 large seeds
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