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Bauhinia lunarioides

Anacacho Orchid Tree

Foliage: Semi-Evergreen

Mature Height: 6-12’

Mature Width: 5'-10’

Growth Rate: Slow to Moderate

Hardiness: 15 degrees F

Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

Leaf Color: Greenish-Gray

Shade: Filtered

Flower Color:  Pink to White

Flower Shape: Orchid Shaped

Flower Season: Spring into Summer

Thorns: None

Propagation Method: Seed & Cuttings

Sizes Available: Not in production


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Bauhinia lunarioides is a beautiful accent plant maturing to about 6 to 12 feet high and 5 to 10 feet wide. This larger shrub/ small tree is a hardy evergreen desert plant from Mexico's Chihuahuan Desert. Mild winters in Phoenix, Arizona the tree is evergreen, however colder winters or areas it can be semi-evergreen to deciduous. The leaf is a green to gray color approximately 1 inch in diameter, shaped like a butterfly. The orchid shaped flower varies in color from white to pink blooming from spring into summer with irrigation. Fall rain can trigger additional bloom. Commercial production is limited with some nurseries growing the white flowered plant.

Disclaimer: The information provided here was gathered from research literature published by the University of Arizona, other professional Landscape and Horticultural organizations and our experience at Arid Zone Trees. Always consult local landscape experts for recommendation for your specific area.

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