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Orchid Tree

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Jean, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Jean

    Jean whatever

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    Bauhinia variegata and I love this tree!
    t24 Bauhinia variegata.jpg Bauhinia tree.jpg
     
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    Mary Jane New Member

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    Nice flowers! I understand the leaves are cool too. Do you happen to have a full plant photo?
     
  3. Jean

    Jean whatever

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    Thanks MJ! I tried to get you a photo but it rained all morning and it's all mud back there....I did get a leaf photo from a smaller tree that is not in bloom....it's the white orchid tree.
    treet.jpg leaves tr.jpg
     
  4. Candace

    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    I don't think I've seen this one before. Beautiful.
     
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    Mary Jane New Member

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    Do they have a scent, Jean?
     
  6. Jean

    Jean whatever

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    I get a slight rose smell...sorry, I'm no Rich!
     
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    Who is?:D

    That's just fine by me, Jean. When you start talking about undertones and overtones in scents...well, I get lost. I'm of the It Smells Like Grape Soda or It Smells Like a Rose crowd.
     
  8. Wendy H

    Wendy H Just me

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    Pretty flower. I don't suppose they would grow this far north.
     
  9. Jean

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    Nope...sorry girl!
     
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    What is the growth habit like on this thing? Is it a tall upright or a short sprawly?
     
  11. Roly0217

    Roly0217 Orchid Junkie

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    This becomes a rather big tree. There are a lot of them growing here in my area. They are in bloom right now. I haven't seen the white one though. Only the pink one. There is one on my block.
     
  12. Brant

    Brant dazed

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    They get sorta big if you let them, Short to Moderately tall upright, can get a big crown . They don't like it much below 30F.
    They are very commonly used out this way. I have seen all shades of the Red/Purple/Pink and even White, though it is not as common.
    they finished blooming a good month ago, though i saw a white one with some blooms still hanging on the other day.

    Good Growing Jean