purple orchid tree
Bauhinia purpurea
ORIGIN: Northern India, Vietnam
and southeast China

GROWTH RATE: Fast

WATER: Regular irrigation; drought
tolerant once established.

LIGHT: Full sun

MATURE HEIGHT: 40'

FLOWER: Shades of pink, lavender
and purple; extremely exotic looking.

SEASON OF BLOOM: Late fall
through winter and into spring.

COLD TOLERANCE: 22 degrees

USES: Shade tree; specimen; street
tree; focal point in the tropical garden