Bauhinia variegata (Purple Orchid Tree) up to ~35'-high x ~35'-wide (round to umbrella shaped canopy) more or less briefly winter deciduous light green, yellow leaves light-pink to orchid-purple flowers brown pods (Summer) origin: Pakistan to southeast Asia (not invasive) medium water use loamy to sandy soil with average drainage organic compost soil amendment (per pH 4.0–8.0) litter maintenance: medium-low/dry fruit low flammability medium branch strength pruning maintenance: medium (mostly per thinning) allergenicity: medium-low plant at least 2.5 feet from masonry local Sunset Zones 18-24
SelecTree. UFEI. "Bauhinia variegata Tree Record." 1995-2021. Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo. Accessed on Jul 23, 2021. < https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/194 >
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