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

Bauhinia tomentosa

Yellow Orchid Tree, Yellow Bell Bauhinia, St. Thomas Tree
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Origin: East Asia
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapPlant used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunDry conditionsYellow, orange flowersWhite, off-white flowersDeciduous plant

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.

Learn more: Bauhinias: trees with Orchid Flowers and Butterfly Wings


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Bauhinia tomentosa - Yellow Orchid 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.
Learn more: Bauhinias: trees with Orchid Flowers and Butterfly Wings

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot
2 plants in stock
$39.95