} Orchid Tree SEEDS, flowering plant SHRUB

Orchid Tree SEEDS, flowering plant SHRUB

$ 2.95
SKU P28706S

 Bauhinia variegata is a species of flowering plant in the legume family, Fabaceae. It is native to an area from China through Southeast Asia to the Indian subcontinent. Common names include orchid tree and mountain ebony.

  • Bauhinia¬†variegata
  • Common name:¬†Orchid Tree Mountain Ebony
  • Pronunciation:¬†ba-HIN-ee-a ver-uh-GA-ta
  • Family:¬†Fabaceae
  • Genus: ¬†Bauhinia
  • Type:¬†Broadleaf
  • Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:¬†
Broadleaf semi-evergreen to deciduous shrub or tree, most often observed as a multi-stemmed, wide-spreading shrub, can be staked so it develops into an attractive tree about 25 ft (~7.5 m) tall and similar width.   Leaves simple, alternate, to 20 cm, bilobed to about one-third the blade, lobes obtuse, base subobicular or cordate, light green, sparsely hairy on veins below.  Flowers in terminal clusters (racemes), few per cluster, they appear at or after leaf fall, each orchid-like flower is about 5-8 cm wide, and has 5 unequal petals, light pink to pale purple, occasionally white, 5 obvious stamens.  Fruit is a flattened, woody pod, 30 cm long and 2.5 cm wide (~12 × 1 inch), many are formed and appear messy; can be trimmed off.
  • Sun, best on well-drained soil
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 9¬†¬†(low 20 to 30¬į F)¬† Native to Asia, especially India and China.
  • Bauhinia¬†needs to be scarified and soaked in warm water for 24 hours prior to sowing.
  • Sow the¬†seeds¬†1 inch deep in a well draining sandy potting soil and place in a warm/sunny location.
  • Keep soil moist, but not soaking wet during¬†germination. ... Keep soil moist, but not soaking wet during¬†

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