General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 12 +10 °C (50 °F) to +15.6 °C (60 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 13
Plant Height: Slow growing, attaining heights 25 to 40 feet
Plant Spread: 45 to 95 feet or more
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Other: Yellowish to red woody pods, maturing to brown before releasing seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Other: Red with two petals that are yellow at the tips.
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Flowering Tree
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Various insects

Common names
  • Pride of Burma
  • Amherstia
  • Queen of Flowering Trees
  • Orchid Tree

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