Anacacho Orchid

Bauhinia Lunarioides

Pink and white flowers that resemble tiny orchids cover the Anacacho orchid tree through spring and early summer. If summer rainstorms are sufficient enough, a second blossoming will occur in the fall. Unusually shaped dusty green leaves are shaped like butterflies. Anacacho orchid tree is a hardy addition to the xeric landscape or garden; it can be grown as a large shrub or a small accent tree. It will grow in both full sun and part shade, but it tends to have a shrubbier appearance in more sun. Protect Anacacho orchid tree from strong winds, as their limbs can be somewhat brittle. Plant with other low-water desert natives such as Desert Milkweed, Globe Mallow, and Penstemon.

Light Needs:Full sun.

Watering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering

Average Landscape Size:Grows to 8ft. high and 6ft. wide.

Key Features:Semi-deciduous. Heat & Cold Hardy.

Blooms: Blooms white and pink flowers spring to summer.


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