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Red Bauhinia, Orchid Tree


A semi-deciduous, sprawling, wide-spreading shrub with deeply lobed, heart-shaped, dark green leaves and bright brick-red or salmon-colored blooms appearing in the late summer through early winter. Semi-deciduous in the early spring, but re-foliated by mid-summer. Excellent for espaliers.

Bauhinia galpinii (B. punctata)

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit edible :Yes

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf shape : Round with deeply cleft tip

Leaf color : Dark green

Flower Characteristics

Flower shape : Spoon-shaped

Flower color : Red

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Semi-deciduous

Average size maturity width : 10-15 ft.

Average size maturity height : 8-10 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 20 to 25 F (Z9a

Sunset zone : 13, 15, 16, 18-24

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Under oak trees : Yes

Barrier plants : Yes

Seashore conditions : Yes

Oak root fungus resistance : Yes

Hummingbirds : Yes

Hedges and screens : Yes

Frost tender : Yes

Fragrance : Yes

Erosion control : Yes

Drought tolerant : Yes

Deer resistant : Yes

Butterflies : Yes

Colorful fruits and berries : Yes

Birds : Yes

Autumn foliage color : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes

Allergenic plants : Yes

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