Purple Orchid Tree

Bauhinia purpurea

Item 011605


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Key feature:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Outstanding, exotic rich purple blooms are produced over a long period. Spreading branches are covered with light green leaves. Small, semi-deciduous tropical tree provides long-lasting beauty.

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Price: $62.50
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Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing to 20 ft. tall, 25 ft. wide crown.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Bauhinia purpurea
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Semi-evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Attracts Birds, Attracts Hummingbirds, Tolerates Poor Soils
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Summer to winter
Flower Color: Purple
Garden Style: Asian/Zen ,   Tropical
Design Ideas: This tree is stunning in the front yard when in bloom. Large enough to create a mass to separate houses or to shade a sideyard. Use as a single specimen in tropical landscapes and other composition featuring exotic plants. Create a long range focal point.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.


Long flat seed pods that follow the seeds is key to its place in the pea family.

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