Hybrid Orchids are orchids that have been bred by the cross pollination (sexual reproduction) of two different species or varieties of orchids.
In nature Orchids will produce natural hybrids however as these are usually within the same group or species they tend to remain relatively true. In horticulture, orchids are bred to be be better, bigger and different.
The best Hybrids are then cloned (mericlone orchids) to produce larger numbers.
Some orchids will cross with other orchid genera and some will not. Cymbidiums will not cross with others, however they will cross within the genus (interspecific hybrids).
As Hybrid Orchids are grown from seed hybrid orchids can differ greatly from one plant to the next.
What about flowering trees?
You could consider
- Crape Myrtle
- Davidia involuctra