Tropical shrub. Green leaves broad and split. Purple flowers, with sometimes a little red. Bag of 10 seeds.
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Bauhinia Purpurea Purple is a tropical shrub that can reach 6 to 9 metres high and in width. Its branches have thorns.
Green leaves measure 5-10 cm wide and are split nearly to the Middle, giving the leaf a hoof-like. The bright purple flowers with sometimes a bit of red or blue, 2.5-4 cm in diameter, are produced for a long period, from September to November.
These flowers brought with them a refreshing smell. Flowering is followed the appearance of the fruit. They are elongate, dark brown and are 15-30 cm long.
Hardiness zone : 1°C mini in winter.
The plant is resistant to drought and cold moderately. It might need protection for the first 2-3 winters.
Germination : the Bauhinia is easily grow from seed. Germination occurs in 3-4 weeks or more.