Mountain Ebony, Orchid Tree Bauhinia variegata

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Botanical Name:

Bauhinia variegata







Common Name:

Mountain Ebony, Orchid Tree

20-40 feet
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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* A decidious Tree growing to 12m. more...
* Purple or lavender terminal flowers.
* Native to India and China. more...
* Common names include Orchid tree and Mountain-ebony. more...
Bauhinia variegata ( Hindi :कचनार, sanskrit : कोविदार) is a species of flowering plant in the family Fabaceae , native to southeastern Asia , from southern China west to Pakistan and India . Common names include Orchid tree , Camel's Foot Tree and Mountain-ebony . It is called Kachnar (Hindi), (Punjabi), (Urdu) or Kanchan (Bengali) in India .
Physical Characteristics  Bauhinia variegata is a deciduous Tree growing to 12 m (39ft 4in). It is hardy to zone 9. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.It requires moist soil.
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