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Bauhinia variegata Alba, Bauhinia variegata Candida, White orchid tree, White Mountain Ebony

Bauhinia variegata Alba, Bauhinia variegata Candida

White orchid tree, White Mountain Ebony
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Origin: India
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Medium sized tree with abundant large fragrant white flowers with lemon-green markings that appear in winter-spring and intermittenly in summer. The tree has a short trunk, spreads branches and is marginally frost hardy. In tropical climate it is semi-evergreen, in cooler climates it is deciduous, flowering on leafless branches.

See article about bauhinias.


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