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Q.Why Doesn’t My Orchid Tree Bloom?

Zone Jacksonville, FL 32216 zone 9 | slw43 added on May 16, 2022 | Answered

We are in zone 9 and the tree is in full sun. What does this tree need to bloom?

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Answered on May 17, 2022

This comes down to two things: Soil nutrient content, and watering habits.

The first thing to consider will be how much nitrogen is in your soil. Too much nitrogen will halt flowering in legumes, which this tree is. A soil test will confirm:



Next to consider will be watering habit. During the growing season, you can water often without worry. In winter, flowering will be triggered by dry periods followed by wet periods. Testing soil moisture may be necessary:


This article will help you with the care of the tree:


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