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Bauhinia blakeana, Hong Kong Orchid Tree

Bauhinia blakeana

Hong Kong Orchid Tree
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Origin: Hong Kong
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapBig tree taller than 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFragrant plant

The most beautiful orchid tree. The tree was originally described as a new species in 1908 after being discovered on the near Hong Kong around 1880 and was named after a Hong Kong governor Sir Henry Blake who had a strong interest in botany. The tree is of medium size with alternate large heart shaped leaves. Large deep-purple flowers appears from January to May. The beautiful display of slightly fragrant orchid-like blooms makes the tree so desirable for the landscape. The flowers attract butterflies and bees. The species is believed to be sterile and will not set seed so the plant will not drop long pods as other orchid trees do. The flower of Bauhinia blakeana was adopted as the emblem of Hong Kong in 1965.

See Article about Bauhinia blakeana.

See video about Hong Kong Orchid Tree

Learn more: Bauhinias: trees with Orchid Flowers and Butterfly Wings


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Bauhinia blakeana - Hong Kong Orchid Tree
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Bauhinia blakeana - Hong Kong Orchid Tree. The most beautiful of all orchid trees. The largest flowers, brightly colored. Winter bloomer. Very hard to find!
These trees start flowering in very small size, when only 2-3 ft tall!
See video about Hong Kong Orchid Tree
Learn more: Bauhinias: trees with Orchid Flowers and Butterfly Wings

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot
5 plants in stock
$49.95