T ropPlant Accession Number (TPAN) : 0014 Botanical Name: Bauhinia X blakeana Common Name: Hong Kong Orchid Tree, Kanchan Flower Cultivar: N/A Family: Fabaceae First Cultivated in: Hong Kong (1914) Bauhinia X blakeana Photo by Matthew Gaston Landscaping Information Plant Type : Tree Texture: Dense Form: Irregular/Spreading Height (on average, in landscape use): 20'-35' Height to Spread Ratio: 1:1 Growth Rate: Medium-Fast Landscape Values: Accent, Street Tree, Color, Mass, Shade Outstanding Quality: Flower Color, Seasonal Color Bauhinia X blakean a tree at UH Manoa Photo by Matthew Gaston Bauhinia X blakean a trees outside of a restaurant in Honolulu, HI. Photo by Matthew Gaston Botanical Description Flowers: Cassia-type flower, bilaterally symmetric , sterile ovary, 5 stamens. 5 deep pink to pinkish violet petals with white venation; one petal featuring darker red to violet venation.
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TropPlant Accession Number (TPAN) : 0084 Botanical Name: Bauhinia variegata Common Name: Orchid Tree, Camel's Toe Tree, Mountain Ebony Cultivar: N/A Family: Fabaceae Native To: Southern and Southeast Asia Bauhinia variegata Photo by Matthew Gaston Landscaping Information Plant Type : Tree Texture: Dense Form: Round-Headed to Upright-broad Height (on average, in landscape use): 30'-40' Height to Spread Ratio: 1:1 to 1:2 Growth Rate: Medium Landscape Values: Accent, Street Tree, Shade, Specimen Outstanding Quality: Flower Color, Seasonal Color Bauhinia variegata outside of St. John Plant Sciences Building at UH Manoa Photo by Matthew Gaston Botanical Descriptions Flowers: 3" -4.5" wide (petal to petal), dark pink to pink to white petals with purple streaks and even yellow highlights. Cassia-type flowers; 5 petals, bilateral symmetry. Prominent darker venation in petals usually purple