March 10, 2001
Question: What is the name of the tree currently in bloom with white flowers?
- Lorelei B., Fort Myers
Answer: It’s the orchid tree, Bauhinia variegata. There are many species of orchid trees. This particular species comes in three colors; white, purple and lavender. Trees of all three colors bloom simultaneously.
Stephen Brown is a horticulture agent with the Lee County Extension. To submit questions call the horticulture desk at 461-7504 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or via e-mail at email@example.com. Listen to the ‘Garden Show’ at 8 a.m. on 1200-AM WINK/WNOG.
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