A beautiful tree native to Colombia that blooms year-round. Grow above 6,000 feet. It has large leather-like leaves with large flowers that open up red and turn purple and then lavender.The tree can be seen in the President´s residents in Bogotá. The climate in Bogotá is unique. The average high is 66 and the average low is 45, with only a few degrees of variation all year. Half the days of the year will have light rainfall, about 33 inches per year. Even in the chilly air many tropical and sub tropical plants do well here. In the states this tree probably only can grow on the central coast of California where it does not get hot and only occasionally freezes.