where can i purchase this tree - Knowledgebase Question

wyckoff, nj
Question by asgask
January 3, 2006
where can i purchase this tree the Bauhinia blakeana or aka the hong kong orchid, i would like to get my hands on a seedling of the purple/red variety and grow it indoors and then plat outside, i live in the northeast area of the USA new jersey. can this tree be grown outside here.

Answer from NGA
January 3, 2006


This plant is considered winter hardy only to the warmer part of zone 9, meaning places such as southern Florida. So you would definitely not be able to grow it outdoors in New Jersey. Since it would not be winter hardy for you, your local nurseries probably will not carry it, but you should check with them directly and ask. There is a zip code based dealer locator at the Monrovia web site to help with contact information. These retailers are independent stores and carry Monrovia and other products so they will each have a different selection of plants.


Unfortunately, in a brief search I am unable to locate any mail order sources at all for this plant. I'm sorry I can't be more helpful.

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