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HONG KONG ORCHID Tree Plant Bauhinia blakeana Preferred Seedless Hybrid Purple Flowers Starter Size 4 Inch Pot Emerald tm

HONG KONG ORCHID Tree Plant Bauhinia blakeana Preferred Seedless Hybrid Purple Flowers Starter Size 4 Inch Pot Emerald tm
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Bauhinia blakeana is the true Hong Kong Orchid originally found growing Pok Fu Lam on the western shore of Hong Kong Island, and among the most beautiful flowering trees that we offer.

It is believed to be a naturally occurring hybrid seedling cross between bauhinia purpurea and bauhina variagata. It is very popular, but often difficult to find, as it does not produce seed and in not easily propagated.

Small stature of 10 to 12 feet makes it well suited for urban and small lot applications. It is a favorite with bonsai enthusiasts for both miniaturization and large garden pots. The showy purple flowers are big (averaging up to 8 inches across) and begin to appear mid winter and last through early spring (in tropical climates), and resemble orchids.

Leaves have an unusual rounded oval shape and appear in pairs, resembling butterfly wings along gray mottled woody stems, lending year round texture and interest. The leaves fold together at dusk and during stormy or very cool weather.

This is a semi deciduous tree (meaning it sheds some leaves, but not all and enters semi dormancy in the winter months). When leaves begin to turn yellow and drop in the Fall, it the normal pattern and not a symptom of any disease or insect problem.

Hong Kong Orchids are very easy to grow and maintain once they are well established, but getting them to the 'well established' state can be a challenge. When young they are easily damaged by exposure to temps outside of their comfort range. (60*F to 90*F). The best location for young trees is in cool morning light with dappled shade in the afternoon. Lapses in watering are not easily forgiven. And typically the first incident where the root system dries out is the last one.

Bauhinia blakeana is the true Hong Kong Orchid originally found growing Pok Fu Lam on the western shore of Hong Kong Island, and among the most beautiful flowering trees that we offer.

It is believed to be a naturally occurring hybrid seedling cross between bauhinia purpurea and bauhina variagata. It is very popular, but often difficult to find, as it does not produce seed and in not easily propagated.

Small stature of 10 to 12 feet makes it well suited for urban and small lot applications. It is a favorite with bonsai enthusiasts for both miniaturization and large garden pots. The showy purple flowers are big (averaging up to 8 inches across) and begin to appear mid winter and last through early spring (in tropical climates), and resemble orchids.

Leaves have an unusual rounded oval shape and appear in pairs, resembling butterfly wings along gray mottled woody stems, lending year round texture and interest. The leaves fold together at dusk and during stormy or very cool weather.

This is a semi deciduous tree (meaning it sheds some leaves, but not all and enters semi dormancy in the winter months). When leaves begin to turn yellow and drop in the Fall, it the normal pattern and not a symptom of any disease or insect problem.

Hong Kong Orchids are very easy to grow and maintain once they are well established, but getting them to the 'well established' state can be a challenge. When young they are easily damaged by exposure to temps outside of their comfort range. (60*F to 90*F). The best location for young trees is in cool morning light with dappled shade in the afternoon. Lapses in watering are not easily forgiven. And typically the first incident where the root system dries out is the last one.

Condition: One (1) Well rooted, starter size plant growing and shipped in a 4 inch diameter plastic pot. Plant will be a minimum of about 6 to 8 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.

*Limited Conditional Warranty: Warranty is limited to guaranteeing plants will arrive safely and in good and healthy condition, and is conditioned on Seller receiving prompt notice (within 24 hours of delivery) of any problem with the condition accompanied by photo validation. No other additional, extended or long term Warranty is expressed or implied.
  • Brand: Emerald Goddess Gardens
  • Common Name: Hong Kong Orchid
  • Bloom Form: Orchid shaped
  • Mature Size: 10 to 12 feet
  • Fragrance: Little
  • Suggested Uses: Urban, Accent, Median, Bonsai, Potted
  • House Plant Adapative: Yes but may require special accommodations
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Limited Conditional Warranty: Healthy Arrival
  • Extended Long Term Warranty: None
  • Manufacturer:Emerald Goddess Gardens tm
  • Climate: Tropical
  • Color: Purple
  • Special Features: Showy bloom, no seed pod
  • Species: Bauhinia hybrid
  • Sunlight: Full sun to light shade
  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11
  • Watering: Moderate
  • Model: 0E-61CF-OHLY
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1875lbs
  • 0 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Emerald Goddess Gardens



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