Categories: Partly Deciduous
      Date: Mar 19, 2008
     Title: Bauhinia variegata "Purple Orchid Tree"
Bauhinia variegata"Purple Orchid Tree"
summary


Type
Partly decidouos
Size
25-50 feet
Spread:
20-50 feet
Growth Rate
Medium
Origin
India, China  
Flowers
Lavender, Spring and Winter
Stems/Trunks
Single or multiple trunks, no thorns
Leaves
Less than 4" green, simple shape  
Fruit
Brown pods
LANDSCAPE USES
  • large specimen tree
  • residential and street tree
CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Environment: full sun
  • Irrigation: drought tolerant
  • Soil: sandy,acidic, salt, alkaline
  • Pest/Diseases: mites, borers, leaf spot, leaf scorch 
  • Propagation: seed
  • Maintenance: structure when young
  • Commercial Availability: good
  • Remarks: seeds can be invasive, flowers are showy and fragant