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Bauhinia lunarioides (Anacacho Orchid Tree)

Anacacho Orchid Tree

Bauhinia lunarioides

The Anacacho Orchid tree is native to Mexico and south-western regions of Texas.  A large shrub or small tree with an irregular growth pattern.


The distinctive gray-green leaves are slightly cleft, and drop only when temperatures drop into the 30s. The foliage cover is thicker when grown in full sun. Clusters of pale pink to white flowers emerge on the new growth in the spring, lasting roughly a month. The flowers look like those of orchids, giving the shrub its name.  Bees and butterflies are readily attracted to the blooms.


The Anacacho Orchid tree is low maintenance and tolerant of hot and dry conditions, but required adequately drained soils. 

Xeriscape
Spring Bloomer

Flower Color:

White

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Height

15- Feet

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Spread

10- Feet

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Bauhinia lunarioides

Interesting Notes

Also labeled as Anacacho bauhinia


USDA Hardiness Zone 8a

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
High
Exposure
Full Sun to Part Shade
Habit
Deciduous
Water Needs
Low