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Bauhinia purpurea, Phanera purpurea, Orchid Tree, Butterfly Tree

Bauhinia purpurea, Phanera purpurea

Orchid Tree, Butterfly Tree
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Origin: Australia and East Asia
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapBig tree taller than 20 ftFull sunDry conditionsRed, crimson, vinous flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsDeciduous plantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

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.

See article about bauhinias.

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Bauhinia purpurea - Purple Orchid tree

Purple 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.

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
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Grown in
4-6" pot
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