Bauhinia forficata
BRAZILIAN ORCHID TREE, THORNY ORCHID TREE
Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae

 
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Plant type: semi-deciduous tree

Hardiness zones: 10-13

Sunlight: hot overhead sun

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to constantly moist

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, sand, clay, acidic to mildly alkaline
10m
Plant habit
 
10m

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Pruning: Retain only one main trunk.

 
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Bauhinia forficata
BRAZILIAN ORCHID TREE, THORNY ORCHID TREE
Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae

 

  Plant type: semi-deciduous tree

Hardiness zones: 10-13

Sunlight: hot overhead sun

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to constantly moist

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, sand, clay, acidic to mildly alkaline
10m
Plant habit
 
10m

FEATURES

Flowers: white

Flowering Time: early summer to late summer

Leaves: mid green

Ornamental Fruit: brown pod

Bark & Stems: spines

Edibility: herbalist herb


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits tropical, mediterranean, oriental, dry style, coastal & cottage designs

Uses: shade tree

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average






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