Hong Kong Orchid, Bauhinia x Blakeana Pink-Purple
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Long Lasting Purple Flowering tree, Hong Kong Orchid, Bauhinia x Blakeana
The Hong Kong Orchid Tree, scientifically known as Bauhinia blakeana, is a beautiful flowering tree known for its stunning, large, and orchid-like flowers. The flowers are usually a deep shade of magenta or purple, with five petals that resemble the shape of butterflies. The tree also has distinctive, heart-shaped leaves, which are typically dark green and glossy.
Hong Kong Orchid Trees prefer warm climates and thrive in full sun or partial shade. They require well-drained soil and regular watering, especially during dry periods. Pruning is recommended to maintain a desired shape and remove dead or damaged branches.
Due to its striking flowers and attractive foliage, the Hong Kong Orchid Tree is often used as an ornamental tree in parks, gardens, and landscapes. It adds a touch of tropical elegance and color to any outdoor space.
The Hong Kong Orchid Tree has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for its potential health benefits. Its bark, leaves, and flowers are believed to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
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Plant Hardiness Zones and Specifications
|Grow Zones:||4-9 Patios / 10-11 Outdoors|
|Mature Height:||20-25 ft.|
|Mature Width:||20-25 ft.|
|Light:||Thrives in Full Sun|
|Foliage:||Flowering Tree, Blooms Pinkish-Purple|
|Uses:||Shade Tree, Specimen, Accent Plant, Ltree|
|Soil Conditions:||Wide Range, Well drained|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ|
Hong Kong Orchid, Bauhinia x Blakeana Tree, its unique flowering habit resembles that of an orchid flower only much larger in size, about 6 inches wide, the blooms are pink-purple with shades of white. Blooms normally appear by November, lasting well into spring providing blooms and comrading attention for almost five months.
The Hong Kong Orchid Tree holds significant symbolism in Hong Kong. It is the official floral emblem of the city and is featured prominently on the Hong Kong flag. The tree represents beauty, elegance, and resilience.
The Hong Kong Orchid Tree has very few requirements when it comes to cultivation and maintenance; minimal soil preparation and low water requirements make it ideal for anyone looking for their own piece of elegant uniqueness.
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Planting and Care
PLANTING AND CARE - Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is parallel with the ground level. Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated upright, use the excavated soil to back fill around the root ball, tamp down to ensure air pockets are eliminated, thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. A 2-3 inch layer of organic hardwood mulch is strongly recommended, it will help retain moisture and discourage weed growth.
LIGHT - Thrives in FULL SUN
WATER - Water twice a week for the first growing season, once established rain water will suffice.
FERTILIZING – No need to fertilize right away, We fertilize our plants during the production phase with slow release fertilizer which can last an additional 2-3 months supplying residual nutrients to the plant. When fertilizing is due, You may use a fertilizer formulated for outdoor plants, preferably a slow release fertilizer 180 days duration, fertilize during spring or fall base on label instructions.
INSECTS OR DESEASES - Here’s another plus, this tree is not regularly affected by pests, however in the event that scale, mealy bugs, or mites are found to affect the plant, they can be controlled by applying horticultural neem oil that can be sprayed directly onto the insects, A second and third treatment, when using oils, will be necessary. Space out the sprays at 2 weeks intervals to break up the mealybug life cycle.
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