Yellow Bell Orchid Tree (Bauhinia tomentosa)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6 to 8 feet, possibly taller
Plant Spread: 4 to 6 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Other: Two lobed, light green, leathery. Tree is evergreen in milder climates.
Fruit: Other: Elongated, hairy, slender pea like green pods, maturing to brown.
Fruiting Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Late spring or early summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Other: Yellow with deep maroon throat in late summer.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Uses: Flowering Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem

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