Lutz, FL(Zone 9b)

This tree is about 15 - 20 feet tall, mashed up against a building just barely peeking out for me to see. It's about to absolutely burst into bloom.

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Gulfport, MS(Zone 8a)

how about hong kong orchid tree bauhinia purpurea
if you have access to cuttings of this, or seeds, i would it!!!
jen


This message was edited Thursday, Nov 15th 8:53 AM

Lutz, FL(Zone 9b)

Thanks Jen, It looks just like it except the flowers color being pink rather than purple...is there a pink variety or does purpurea tend to be pink as well?? TIA for any help!

Jen you have mail

This message was edited Thursday, Nov 15th 3:21 PM

Gulfport, MS(Zone 8a)

heres a pinker pic http://web.hku.hk/~lramsden/purp.html
another http://web.hku.hk/~lramsden/varig.html

Kentwood, LA(Zone 8b)

Hi Floridian, when you get some seeds from the seed pods please keep me in mind. Thanks

Lutz, FL(Zone 9b)

Thanks Jen, for all your help. Purpurea it is. I'll add it to the database. I will get seeds for those who want them if you let me know this plant is not considered invasive or noxious in your area. It's really frustrating to have so many beautiful plants on the 'noxious' list here and to know that 1 zone away they aren't a problem at all! I guess the tradeoff is year round growing so I shouldn't complain too much!!

Saint Petersburg, FL(Zone 9b)

have one in my front yard just a seedling though very pretty tree
Pete

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