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Bauhinia madagascariensis, Red Butterfly Orchid Tree

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Bauhinia madagascariensis

Red Butterfly Orchid Tree
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Origin: Africa, Madagascar
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This rare plant is one of the most spectacular Orchid trees in cultivation. Flowers and extremely showy, look like scarlet butterflies with bright yellow stripes at the base of each petal.

It grows into a small tree or bush. Plant in in full sun to get the most of its flowering season.

Rare collectible species. Fast growing.

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