Bauhinia x blakeana or also known as Hong Kong Orchid Tree is named after the governor of Hong Kong, Sir Henry Blake. It has large orchid-like flowers that blossom January to April depending on location and climate. Bauhinia x blakeana flowers are deep magenta, this species seems to be sterile and will not form the seed pod. This tree can grow up to 25′, it likes fertile soil and sun.
Bauhinia x blakeana requires a moderate amount of water and once established it is drought-resistant. This tree will be damaged by cold weather but thrives in moderate climates.