Purple butterfly tree
A beautiful small evergreen native to Asia. The classic fragrance of the flowers put it at the top of many tropical plant enthusiasts wish list! Beautiful, purple orchid-like flowers bloom in the fall. Cultivated throughout the world as a tropical plant in the greenhouse as well as the home. Grown mainly for the lovely flowers. Grown as a standard in zones 9A -11. The tree goes dormant for a couple months after flowering. Grows upright.
Bauhinia purpurea Purple Orchid Tree seedsHummingbirds and Butterflies Love
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This tree blooms 5" purple flowers in the fall and can continue for several months
Grows in part shade to full sun with some drought tolerance
Also known as Hong Kong Orchid Tree, Purple camel's foot, and Hawaiian Orchid Tree
Makes an excellent plant for collectors of plants for the home or greenhouse environment
Grown for the beautiful leaf shape and color.
An excellent specimen for Bonsai Culture
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