Anacacho Orchid Tree, Anacacho Bauhinia, Orchid Tree, Texas Plume.
Bauhinia lunarioides, Anacacho orchid tree, is a small deciduous multi-trunked tree. It has unique foliage, silvery bark and striking white to pink orchid-like flowers that attract wildlife and pollinators. It is an understory tree that prefers partial shade but is heat and drought tolerant.
Susceptible to strong winds. Best placed on South side of a building.
We have had decent germination with a fresh seed given a 4 hour hot water soak, and then greenhouse sown. Germination is prolonged and erratic over a year. Seedlings are slow growing and susceptible to scale.