Bauhinia variegata | Purple Orchid Tree

This subtropical tree is partially deciduous, dropping leaves during the initial part of the bloom season. Orchidlike flowers are smaller than those of Hong Kong Orchid Tree, but showy and profuse. Long brown seed pods to 1 foot long follow flowers. Canopy coverage: 707 square feet.

Water Requirement: moderate

Sun Exposure: partial shade, reflected sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to 25F

Growth Rate: moderate, fast

Height: 25 feet high

Width: 30 feet wide


Foliage Color: medium green

Flower Color: purple, lavender

Flower Season: spring, winter