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Zones: 8 to 10
Mature Height: 25 to 40 feet
Mature Spread:20 to 30 feet
The Orchid tree is also known as 'Purple Camel's Foot'. Native to Southeast Asia and southern China. A medium-sized flowering tree bearing rich purple, pink to nearly white flowers. An excellent small shade tree. Hummingbird and butterfly attractor. Common in southern California and Florida.
When choosing a location, keep in mind that the Orchid tree has a moderate growth rate. It grows up to 40 feet in height and 30 feet in spread. It can be planted in zones 8 to 10. Prefers a well-drained and warm location.
How To Start These Seeds:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: None required
Germination: Sow seed 3/8 inch deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Seed Count Per Packet:
This packet contains 10 hand-sorted, high-quality seeds.
If refrigerated upon receipt, these seeds can be stored for up to a year before you decide to use them.