Bauhinia purpurea (aka Bauhinia variegata) - Purple Orchid Tree
- Also sometimes sold as Bauhinia variegata.
- Deciduous to semi-deciduous tree which grows to about 20-35 feet tall and wide.
- Flowers are slightly fragrant and tend to bloom in winter to spring.
- Requires full sun and moderate to regular water.
- Excellent tree for use in a lawn or as a street tree.
- Can be grown as a multi stemmed tree or with a single trunk.