Common Name : Hong Kong Orchid Tree
Scientific Name: Bauhinia blakeana
Description: All trees of this species developed from a single tree found in Canton, China and have been vegetatively propagated since then. Mutations have provided some variation in form and flower color. At a distance the lavender flowers resemble orchids and are produced throughout the year, but primarily in late spring.
Range: Canton, China
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