Scientific Name : Bauhinia x blakeana
Native to Hong Kong and first discovered in Pok Fu Lam in the 1880s, Hong Kong Orchid Trees are evergreen trees in the family Caesalpiniaceae, with heights up to 10 metres and huge flowers. Their purplish red flowers with dark purple stripes on upper petals are both impressive and eye-catching. In Hong Kong, their flowering period is between November and March next year. The "x" in Bauhinia x blakeana denotes that this species is a crossed hybrid. Studies suggest that its female and paternal parents are the Purple Camel's Foot (Bauhinia purpurea) and the Camel's Foot Tree (Bauhinia variegata) respectively.