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Bauhinia tomentosa, Yellow Orchid Tree, Yellow Bell Bauhinia, St. Thomas Tree

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 Bauhinia tomentosa
Family: Caesalpinioideae / Caesalpiniaceae
Yellow Orchid Tree, Yellow Bell Bauhinia, St. Thomas Tree
Origin: East Asia
Can be used for bonsailarge shrub 5-10 ftsmall tree 10-20 ftfull sunsemi-shadedry conditionswhite/off-white flowersyellow/orange flowersdeciduoussubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeincuded in CD catalog

Not fussy about soil. Pale yellow flowers facing downward. Nice specimen tree for the small yard. The bell-shaped yellow flowers have a black marking in the throat and may turn pinkish with age. Leaves smell like burned rubber when rubbed. This vigorous shrub or small tree is suitable for a mixed border or rockery. Plant in well-drained soil. Protect young plants from frost. Prune to keep in shape. A food supplement - Kachnar - is made out of this plant as a gargle for sore throats, as a paste for skin diseases, or internally as a remedy for diarrhea.

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 Bauhinia tomentosa, Yellow Orchid Tree, Yellow Bell Bauhinia, St. Thomas Tree

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Bauhinia tomentosa, Yellow Orchid Tree, Yellow Bell Bauhinia, St. Thomas Tree

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Bauhinia tomentosa, Yellow Orchid Tree, Yellow Bell Bauhinia, St. Thomas Tree

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Bauhinia tomentosa, Yellow Orchid Tree, Yellow Bell Bauhinia, St. Thomas Tree

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Bauhinia tomentosa, Yellow Orchid Tree, Yellow Bell Bauhinia, St. Thomas Tree

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Bauhinia tomentosa, Yellow Orchid Tree, Yellow Bell Bauhinia, St. Thomas Tree

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Bauhinia tomentosa, Yellow Orchid Tree, Yellow Bell Bauhinia, St. Thomas Tree

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Bauhinia tomentosa, Yellow Orchid Tree, Yellow Bell Bauhinia, St. Thomas Tree

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Bauhinia tomentosa, Yellow Orchid Tree, Yellow Bell Bauhinia, St. Thomas Tree

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Bauhinia tomentosa, Yellow Orchid Tree, Yellow Bell Bauhinia, St. Thomas Tree

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Bauhinia tomentosa, Yellow Orchid Tree, Yellow Bell Bauhinia, St. Thomas Tree

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Bauhinia tomentosa, Yellow Orchid Tree, Yellow Bell Bauhinia, St. Thomas Tree

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Bauhinia tomentosa, Yellow Orchid Tree, Yellow Bell Bauhinia, St. Thomas Tree

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Bauhinia tomentosa, Yellow Orchid Tree, Yellow Bell Bauhinia, St. Thomas Tree

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Bauhinia tomentosa, Yellow Orchid Tree, Yellow Bell Bauhinia, St. Thomas Tree

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Bauhinia tomentosa, Yellow Orchid Tree, Yellow Bell Bauhinia, St. Thomas Tree

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Bauhinia tomentosa, Yellow Orchid Tree, Yellow Bell Bauhinia, St. Thomas Tree

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Bauhinia tomentosa, Yellow Orchid Tree, Yellow Bell Bauhinia, St. Thomas Tree

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Bauhinia tomentosa, Yellow Orchid Tree, Yellow Bell Bauhinia, St. Thomas Tree

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Bauhinia tomentosa, Yellow Orchid Tree, Yellow Bell Bauhinia, St. Thomas Tree

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Bauhinia tomentosa, Yellow Orchid Tree, Yellow Bell Bauhinia, St. Thomas Tree

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Yellow Orchid Tree. Small size specimen tree with bushy crown and pretty drooping flowers - off white to light yellowm, sometimes with black centers. The flower may change color from pale yellow to purple while matures within a few days. Small bonsai-type leaves have distinctive "burning" smell when rubbed. Drought tolerant, prefers dry sites.
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Grown in 3 gal pot

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$24.95

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Bauhinia tomentosa- seeds

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Pale yellow flowers facing downward. Nice specimen tree for the small yard. The bell-shaped yellow flowers have a black marking in the throat. This vigorous shrub or small tree is suitable for a mixed border or rock garden.
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Per pack: 12 seeds

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$1.95  
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