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Bauhinia macranthera (Chihuahuan Orchid Tree)

Bauhinia macranthera
Chihuahuan Orchid Tree

Lovers of Anacacho Orchid Tree, Bauhinia lunarioides, are sure to be entranced with this close relation. The two trees are very similar, but this one has clusters of rose-pink flowers, and much larger cloven leaves. It grows slowly to form an umbrella canopy to 12-15 feet tall and wide. Its airy form and deciduous nature make it an ideal overstory plant for aloes, agaves and perennials that appreciate light summer sun protection. This tree will thrive in full sun to part shade, and is a wonderful choice for intimate patio areas. Butterflies are drawn to the flowers.

Plant Type Native, Tree
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs Low, Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 8 (10° F)
Flower Color Pink-Rose
Flower Season Spring, Summer
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 10' - 15' (ft)
Spread 8' - 15' (ft)
Spacing 8' (ft)
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Maintenance Average
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Specimen
Tolerance Drought, Heat
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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