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Glendale Public Library
Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Bauhinia variegata-Purple Orchid Tree

Small tree 15-25' of moderate growth rate. Butterfly like leaves are 4-6" across. Flowers are lavender to purple resembling orchids from midwinter into spring. Flowers before leaves appear and seed pods can be unsightly before leaf out. Late frosts can damage flowers and beans can be unsightly.

Webmaster & Author George Hull Last Updated August 10, 2003