Date: 26 Jan 2022, Entry id: 1643189761-1
"...Edging the golf course of the club was a glorious sweep of glowing purple. Even before I was near enough to identify the trees, the rich, heady perfume which filled the air told me they were Bauhinias. The sight left me breathless and it was then I realized how difficult was the attempt I was making to describe in mere words the trees I know better how to paint..." (D. Cowen, "Flowering trees and shrubs of India")
Bauhinia blakeana - Hong Kong Orchid Tree, is the most beautiful of all
orchid trees, and the most wanted one. It has the largest flowers, brightly
colored. Winter bloomer. These trees start flowering in very small size, when
only 2-3 ft tall!
Certainly seeing flowering Bauhinia blakeana is one of the best things a plant collector will love about winter. It truly is the most beautiful orchid tree!
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