Red Trailing Bauhinia, Orchid Tree
Bauhinia kockiana

Family: Caesalpiniaceae (ses-al-pin-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Bauhinia (baw-HIN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: kockiana

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

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Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Red

Coral/Apricot

Orange

Red-Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lakeland, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 4, 2011, eliasastro from Athens
Greece (Zone 10a) wrote:

Extremely cold sensitive, i managed to grow 4 plants in a heated propagator for more than a year, but they didn't grow well and now i have only one left. It definitely demands a true tropical climate with high humidity. Likes soft water. Seed viability lasts only about a week, but fresh seeds germinate very easily.

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On Sep 30, 2010, Alileo from Manila
Philippines wrote:

This is a true vine, sending out short tendrils to anchor itself as it grows. Difficult to establish even from rooted nursery plants. It prefers well-drained soil; almost no growth during dry months, but produces lots of new growth at the start of the rainy season, followed by clusters of bright orange flowers. Produces 3in-long flat seed pods containing just a few seeds. Best grown against a pergola, or a cool wall. Its habit is similar to that of Rangoon creeper. It needs protection from strong wind.