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Hong Kong Orchid, Bauhinia variegata
Orchid trees display their purple flowers for about three months beginning in late fall. Despite its beauty, the orchid tree is listed as a category one invasive species in Florida due to its aggressive nature in displacing and hybridizing with native species.
Orchid trees are considered a subtropical tree that will grow to about thirty feet. In colder areas, frequent frosts reduce the tree shrub size.
Certified Arborist #1249A