Bauhinia blakeana - Knowledgebase Question

Long Beach, CA
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Question by barbara57
July 6, 2005
I understand that Bauhinia Blakeana is

Answer from NGA
July 6, 2005
Partly deciduous means that the tree will lose some, but not all of its leaves during the winter months. It won't be completely bare when other deciduous trees have lost all their leaves, but it won't be completely full of new foliage, either. It will always have some foliage, all year around. Bauhinia blooms from late fall to spring and some of the leaves will drop while the tree is in flower. Bauhinia variegata, the purple orchid tree, produces beanlike seed pods, but Bauhinia blakeana, the Hong Kong orchid, tree does not. This tree produces multicolored flowers. The only white variety is Bauhinia forficata, the Brazilian Butterfly Tree.

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