Bauhinia variegata

Purple Orchid Tree
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Plant Type

Tree

Evergreen-Deciduous

Deciduous

Overall Mature Size

Medium

Mature Height & Spread

20-35′ x 20-35′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

Pink, White

Bloom Time

Winter

Special Features

Desert Conditions

Container Sizes

#5, #15, 24″ Box

Natural Growth Habit

Rounded

Sunset Garden Zones

13, 18-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

10

It is a small to medium-sized tree growing to 10–12 m tall deciduous in the dry season. The leaves are 10–20 cm long and broad rounded and bilobed at the base and apex. The flowers are conspicuous bright pink or white 8–12 cm diameter with five petals. The fruit is a pod 15–30 cm long containing several seeds.

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