Orchid Tree (Bauhinia divaricata)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Orchid Tree
Give a thumbs up Mexican Orchid Tree

Botanical names:
Bauhinia divaricata Accepted
Bauhinia mexicana Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 10-18 feet
Plant Spread: 15-25 feet
Leaves: Other: Evergreen in warmest zones; defoliates at 25 degrees
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Occasional self-sown seedlings
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

photo credit: Tatters ❀

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Plant Events from our members
piksihk On July 25, 2018 Transplanted
Moved near bulbine
piksihk On April 17, 2016 Transplanted
HW along fence - side of trellis
piksihk On September 12, 2015 Obtained plant
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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How's your WEATHER? by MarilynneS Mar 23, 2019 6:42 PM 10,355
Orchid tree by drdawg Dec 28, 2013 10:34 AM 6
City Garden in the Yucatan by extranjera Sep 8, 2013 2:42 PM 34
Pata de Cabra - Bauhinia divaricata L. by extranjera Feb 11, 2012 4:37 AM 6

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