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Bauhinia orchid lily (White) – Plant – BOL-901372


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This tree is the official floral emblem of Hong Kong and it is widely cultivated in tropical regions.
The Orchid Tree grows to approximately 10 m tall in warm climate, and 5 to 6 m tall in cooler climate. It has large, fragrant, white flowers. The flowers resemble the flowers borne on orchids, which is where the common name originates from, and are absolutely stunning. Flowers are followed by seed pods of up to 30cm long, which contain several seeds. Leaves are large and shaped like a butterfly or hoof of cow. The Orchid Tree is native to Asia, and it is the emblem of Hong Kong.Plant Specifications

Plant Height
19 inch (48 cm)

Plant Spread
6 inch (15 cm)

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%

Common Name
Dwarf White orchid tree, Dwarf white bauhinia, Butterfly tree, white butterfly tree, White bauhinia, White butterfly tree, White orchid tree, Kaniar, Kachnar, Kanchan

Maximum Reachable Height
2 to 3 m

Flower Colour

Bloom Time

Difficulty Level
Easy to grow

Planting and careTrim off any unsightly or leggy growth after the blooms fade and, of course, prune out any dead, diseased or broken branches any time of year.Bauhinia orchid lily care

Full sun

In summer, water your tree at least once a week, but in winter, cut back to every four to six weeks and only if it does not rain.

Well draining, slightly acidic soil

25 to 40 degrees C

Use any organic fertilizer.

Bauhinia orchid lily uses
Ornamental Use:

It is an excellent as a feature tree or in the middle of a lawn as a shade tree
It does very well in pots, and could be pruned into a hedge or screen


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