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Bauhinia purpurea

For sale by Grahame Oakey

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Many more rare/choice conifers and broad leaves, send message for full list. Prices are ex vat, ex nursery, 50% surcharge ex vat for orders under £250 ex vat. I currently have many broadleaves(large and small) to dispose of at little more than cost.

Plant Size
Total Price
30cm × 20cm

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Plant Finder: about Bauhinia purpurea

Common names

Orchid tree, Butterfly tree, Ox hoof tree, Camel's foot, Bull hoof tree


Bauhinia purpurea (Orchid tree). This is a small evergreen tree; it can grow to about 12m high, and it has an open upright habit. The flowers are purple-dark pink and will flower in the autumn.


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

Ornamental, shade, fragrance

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Bauhinia purpurea | Rackenford, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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Rackenford, Tiverton, Devon, EX16
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