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Anacacho Orchid Tree

Anacacho Orchid Tree


Anacacho Orchid Tree

Bauhinia lunarioides

12ft Max height, 6-10 foot wide, but can be trimmed to your needs

Light Sun/Part Shade
White Flowers from March through May
Growing Zone 8
Low water needs once established drought tolerant

When the Mexican plum and redbud trees stop their show of colors flowering, the Anacacho Orchid tree will be showing its beautiful flowers.    A great Texas native small under-story tree; needs to be protect from winter winds; prefers well-drained soil; fragrant pollination flowers attracting butterflies and bees.

Grows in shallow rocky limestone with well-drained soils . Winter hardy in Austin areas, but farther north it needs to be planted in a protected, south-facing location and may still lose some limbs in severe winters.  Trimming back will allow for new growth to flourish.

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