Bauhinia Purpurea Pink And Fragrant: 3.0 - 3.5 m Ht, 2'' dia
Purple orchid tree (Bauhinia variegata) has an unusually long bloom season for a tree, with blossoms that make their appearance in late winter before the tree leafs out and last until early summer. The fragrant flowers bloom in bright pink, purple and white, and resemble showy orchids. It is an ideal size for small residential landscapes, growing 20 to 35 feet tall with a similar spread.
Planting & Care
SunLight: Plant orchid trees in a location with full sun or light shade.
Soil: The tree prefers moist soil but tolerates dry spells.
Water: Water the tree occasionally, applying the water slowly so that it penetrates deep into the soil. During the hottest months of summer, increase watering to every 10 days
Fertilizer: the tree blooms best with regular fertilization.
Temperature: Very tolerant of lower desert heat.
Pruning: need to prune out weak branches to prevent breaking.
Tags: Orchid Tree, Purple Butterfly Tree, Mountain Ebony, Geranium Tree, Purple Bauhinia. Other Names: Alibangbang, Barada, Bol-megong, Bunga kupu-kupu, Ching-kho, Chuvannamandaram, Dev-Kanchan, Deva kanchan, Guiral, Jia telong, Kachnar,