The botanical name is Clitoria arborea and belongs to Fabaceae (Pea) family. Butterfly Pea Tree is native to Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru.
I had only come across Butterfly Pea creeper and never a tree. I could not believe when I saw a Butterfly Pea flower bloom on a tree.
Initially I thought that the creeper had grown on the tree and started searching for the plant. It dawned later that it is a Butterfly Pea Tree with the beautiful flowers blooming at the edge of the drooping branches.
Butterfly Pea Tree grows to a height of 10 m tall. The leaves are green, large, and pinnately compound. Flowers bloom in violet colors. I am no sure about other colors. The flowers are large and resemble the Butterfly Pea flowers.
Bees and small birds visit the flowers for honey.
In how many years this usually starts blooming ?
Few weeks and it starts flowering.