Botanical Name: Bauhinia lunariodes 'Pink'
 Common Name: Anacacho Orchid Tree
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree

 

Height Range

6-12'

 

Flower Color

Pink

 

Flower Season

Spring, Summer

 

Leaf Color

Dark Green, Light Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half

 

Water

Medium

 

Growth Rate

Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Average

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Japanese, Tropical, Water Garden

 

Accenting Features

Fragrance, Multi-trunk Tree, Showy Flowers

 

Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer

 

Location Uses

Foundation, Lawn, Parking Strip, Patio, Street Tree

 

Special Uses

Shade Tree

 

Attracts Wildlife

Information by: Kathleen Moore

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

A open delicately small patio tree 8' x 6' . Slow to moderate growth depending upon moisture. Medium green leaves shaped like little butterflies. Flowers are tiny, pink or white and 5 petaled. Blooms spring into early summer. Quite xeric & tolerant of sun or shade. Thrives in the poorest rocky soils as well as rich acid loam. Blooms late spring into early summer. Native to the Chihuahuan Desert.
Frost tolerant to 15 F. Also known as Bauhinia congesta.