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Bauhinia lunarioides (Anacacho Orchid Tree)

Anacacho Orchid Tree

Bauhinia lunarioides

The Anacacho Orchid Tree, scientifically known as Bauhinia lunarioides, is a captivating and resilient species native to Texas. Flourishing in the warm climate of the region, this tree is renowned for its exquisite orchid-like blooms and delicate foliage. With its graceful appearance and versatility, the Anacacho Orchid Tree has become a beloved ornamental addition to landscapes throughout Texas.

One of the most remarkable features of the Anacacho Orchid Tree is its adaptability to various soil types and environmental conditions. In Texas, where the weather can be unpredictable and harsh, this tree demonstrates remarkable resilience. It thrives in well-drained soils and is drought-tolerant once established, making it an ideal choice for landscapes in both urban and rural settings.

Moreover, the Anacacho Orchid Tree's stunning display of flowers adds a touch of elegance to any outdoor space. Blooming in springtime with clusters of fragrant white flowers tinged with pink or lavender hues, it attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies, contributing to the biodiversity of the area. Its relatively small size makes it suitable for gardens of all sizes, and its low maintenance requirements make it a popular choice for homeowners and landscapers alike.

Spring Bloomer
Texas Native

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15 Feet



10 Feet

Interesting Notes

Also labeled as Anacacho bauhinia

USDA Hardiness Zone 8a

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
Full Sun to Part Shade
Water Needs