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PlantFiles: Yunnan Bauhinia
Bauhinia yunnanensis

Family: Caesalpiniaceae (ses-al-pin-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Bauhinia (baw-HIN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: yunnanensis (yoo-nan-EN-sis) (Info)

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

11 members have or want this plant for trade.

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10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Unknown - Tell us

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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Seafairy On Nov 16, 2012, Seafairy from Richards, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Grows in a large container pot up a cedar post in my courtyard, faces West and gets full sun. Located in the Sam Houston National Forest Z8B. I want to try and collect seed and attempt to propagate this beauty. Had her since 2005 and moved her around with me over the years.

Positive bmonet On Jun 20, 2012, bmonet from Saint Augustine, FL wrote:

there is a HUGE japanese orchid tree at Harry's on the bay front St. Augustine,Fl. Growing in the courtyard, it has the perfect environment !

Neutral jdiaz On Dec 28, 2007, jdiaz from Chowchilla, CA wrote:

Evergreen in zone 9b. Showed no damage during a low 20 degree freeze that lasted a week. Blooms spring into Nov and attracts lots of bees and humingbirds.


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

Chowchilla, California
Lafayette, California
Stockton, California
Sun City, California
Brooksville, Florida
Melbourne, Florida
Saint Augustine, Florida
Austin, Texas
La Porte, Texas
Plano, Texas
Richards, Texas

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