Semi-deciduous large shrub or small tree with white butterfly-like flowers, everblooming (Flower season: Spring through fall). Drought tolerant. Bauhinia acuminata is very sensitive to cold wind. Pea shaped pod with 4 to 6 seeds. See article about this plant.
Unusual vining bauhinia with large leaves and white large flowers. Tropical plant, very cold sensitive. Needs support. The plant grows as a large woody vine.
Vigorous woody vine with large leaves and bright orange flowers, rare color for bauhinia. The plant can tolerate light freeze once established, however young plants must be kept in frost-free environment or protected.
Bauhinia bowkeri is a much-branched, scrambling, woody shrub with a graceful arching habit that can reach a height of 5-6 m. The bark is greyish-brown. The leaves, like all South African bauhinias, are distinctively butterfly-like and consist of two rounded, nearly semi-circular lobes fused along the inner margins as if on a hinge.
Bauhinia bowkeri is a rare endemic of the thicket or valley bushveld region in the Eastern Cape. The soil is fertile and the climate is hot. Frost is rare, but mild if it does occur. Rainfall is mainly during the warmer summer months, ranging between 800 - 1250 mm per annum, and winters are dry.
Pretty, evergreen vine climbing by tendrils w/ dainty, bilobed leaves and clusters of lavender-pink, orchid-like flowers over long spring-fall season, displayed for a long period. It's a delicate, small-leaved but vigorous viner, adaptable to sun or light shade, and tolerates drought and light frost (zone 9). It has the characteristic Bauhinia butterfly leaves. A fine texture vine.
Medium tree with large spreading crown and white flowers, edged in pink and deep pink or red stamens. Bifid leaves are small. Prefers full sun places. Drought tolerant once established. Slow growing when small. Seeds need to soak in several changes of very warm water before planting. Germination takes 14 to 45 days at 85oF (30oC). Makes a good container specimen or bonsai. Due to its small leaves, multi-branching habit and a slow growth rate even a young seedling looks like a miniature tree. Bonsai plants do not require much shaping since this bauhinia naturally shaped as bonsai.
Bauhinia petersiana, a large shrub or small tree with very crinkled white flowers which is divided into two sub-species. Bauhinia petersiana subsp. macrantha has broader petals, a smaller habit and occurs in north-western parts of South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Angola. Bauhinia petersiana subsp. petersiana is usually a medium size tree and occurs in north eastern Zimbabwe, Mozambique and northwards.