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  • Instruction By Steve Brigham
    Notes The Hong Kong Orchid Tree is one of the showiest flowering trees for coastal Southern California climates where frost seldom occurs. This grafted tree can be slow to get established, however, so it pays to get at least a 15 gallon specimen to start with. Young trees can be erratic in their blooming and foliage schedules, but older trees are stunning in bloom and well worth waiting for.
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Plant Care Instruction

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    • April
    • May
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
    April
    1. Buy

    Buy grafted trees that are well established in their containers. It\'s better to get a large tree to start with.
    2. Plant

    Plant in well-drained soil in full sun, using plenty of soil amendment. Pick a warm site that is protected from both strong winds and frost.
    May
    1. Buy

    Buy grafted trees that are well established in their containers. It\'s better to get a large tree to start with.
    2. Plant

    Plant in well-drained soil in full sun, using plenty of soil amendment. Pick a warm site that is protected from both strong winds and frost.
    June
    1. Buy

    Buy grafted trees that are well established in their containers. It\'s better to get a large tree to start with.
    2. Plant

    Plant in well-drained soil in full sun, using plenty of soil amendment. Pick a warm site that is protected from both strong winds and frost.
    July
    1. Buy

    Buy grafted trees that are well established in their containers. It\'s better to get a large tree to start with.
    2. Plant

    Plant in well-drained soil in full sun, using plenty of soil amendment. Pick a warm site that is protected from both strong winds and frost.
    August
    1. Buy

    Buy grafted trees that are well established in their containers. It\'s better to get a large tree to start with.
    2. Plant

    Plant in well-drained soil in full sun, using plenty of soil amendment. Pick a warm site that is protected from both strong winds and frost.
    September
    1. Buy

    Buy grafted trees that are well established in their containers. It\'s better to get a large tree to start with.
    2. Plant

    Plant in well-drained soil in full sun, using plenty of soil amendment. Pick a warm site that is protected from both strong winds and frost.
  • Buy

    When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

    April

    Buy grafted trees that are well established in their containers. It\'s better to get a large tree to start with.

    May

    Buy grafted trees that are well established in their containers. It\'s better to get a large tree to start with.

    June

    Buy grafted trees that are well established in their containers. It\'s better to get a large tree to start with.

    July

    Buy grafted trees that are well established in their containers. It\'s better to get a large tree to start with.

    August

    Buy grafted trees that are well established in their containers. It\'s better to get a large tree to start with.

    September

    Buy grafted trees that are well established in their containers. It\'s better to get a large tree to start with.

    Plant

    When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

    April

    Plant in well-drained soil in full sun, using plenty of soil amendment. Pick a warm site that is protected from both strong winds and frost.

    May

    Plant in well-drained soil in full sun, using plenty of soil amendment. Pick a warm site that is protected from both strong winds and frost.

    June

    Plant in well-drained soil in full sun, using plenty of soil amendment. Pick a warm site that is protected from both strong winds and frost.

    July

    Plant in well-drained soil in full sun, using plenty of soil amendment. Pick a warm site that is protected from both strong winds and frost.

    August

    Plant in well-drained soil in full sun, using plenty of soil amendment. Pick a warm site that is protected from both strong winds and frost.

    September

    Plant in well-drained soil in full sun, using plenty of soil amendment. Pick a warm site that is protected from both strong winds and frost.

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