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Bauhinia 3 blakeana

Classification

Order: Fabales
   Family: Fabaceae
            Genus: Bauhinia
                        Specie: Bauhinia 3 blakeana

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 30 ft (9 m)

Cultivation: Rich well-drained soil

Features: Purple-red flowers autumn?winter

Uses: Specimen plant Screen Tropical gardens

Zones: 10-12

Description: Among the most popular of the orchid trees, this hybrid, probably between Bauhinia purpurea and B. variegata, grows to around 30?ft (9?m) tall. It was found in China early in the twentieth century and became the floral emblem of Hong Kong. W

Growth Habit: Multi-trunked broad domed habit

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