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Orchid Tree in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Bauhinia variegata

 

Orchid Tree

Bauhinia vareigata is a small deciduous tree with large leaves and bears clusters of large, sweetly-scented, magenta or pink, orchid-like flowers with a striking yellow flash. It can tolerate temperatures down to -5°C (23°F) for short periods but is probably best grown in a frost-free conservatory. Height, to 12m.

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plant Features
  • Orchid Tree likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Orchid Tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Orchid Tree is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Orchid Tree likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Orchid Tree

Latin name

Bauhinia variegata

type

Trees or Shrubs

family

Fabaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Orchid Tree likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Orchid Tree is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Orchid Tree likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Orchid Tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Orchid Tree is 8.00meters x 12.00meters 8.00 M 12.00 M

Bauhinia variegata

Bauhinia vareigata is a small deciduous tree with large leaves and bears clusters of large, sweetly-scented, magenta or pink, orchid-like flowers with a striking yellow flash. It can tolerate temperatures down to -5°C (23°F) for short periods but is probably best grown in a frost-free conservatory. Height, to 12m.


Propogation

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Propagation of Bauhinia species is from seeds or cuttings.

 

Flowering

From Late Winter TO Early Summer

The tree begins flowering in late winter and often continues to flower into early summer.

 

Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

They prefer acidic soils and do not tolerate salty conditions. Full sun exposure is preferred but they can be grown under partial sun.

 
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