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Hong Kong Orchid Tree (Bauhinia x blakeana)

Hong Kong Orchid Tree (Bauhinia x blakeana)  (Hong Kong Orchid Tree (Bauhinia x blakeana))

This is row of Hong Kong Orchid tree flowering by the lawn bowling area in Balboa Park. They are very common here and line streets throughout San Diego, CA. The very sweetly fragrant flower are the biggest of any Bauhinia and bloom in winter. Photo taken in Balboa Park on Jan. 1, 2018.

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Are nt they just stunning

7 Jan, 2018


Yes, this is why it's widely grown as a street tree here.

9 Jan, 2018


At least some one has good taste.

9 Jan, 2018


Yes, it's a very widely planted tree because of its drought tolerance.

12 Jan, 2018


You would do the more of the same drought tolerant trees knowing the droughts you have there.

12 Jan, 2018

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