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Purple orchid tree, Ebonywood, Mountain ebony, Orchid tree
Bauhinia variegata (Purple orchid tree). This is a small tree which will bear fragrant flowers in the spring time.
They are frost tender, with min of 5-18C. They will need full light and fertile, well drained soil. Congested growth may be thinned out after flowering.
Interest and use
Grown for their flowers.
- LightFull sun
- HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
- SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light