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Bauhinia macranthera

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Family: Caesalpiniaceae (ses-al-pin-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Bauhinia (baw-HIN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: macranthera (mak-RAN-ther-a) (Info)

Synonym:Bauhinia retifolia
Synonym:Casparea lunarioides
Synonym:Casparea macranthera
Synonym:Casparea retifolia

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Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Shrubs
Trees
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pink
Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen
Deciduous
Smooth-Textured
Veined

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive htop On Apr 26, 2006, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

This plant which is native to Mexico is rarely seen in the United States and is hard to find if one wishes to buy one.

Regional...

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

Dewey, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Houma, Louisiana
Macallen, Texas
San Antonio, Texas



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