ANACANCHO BAUHINIA

The cloven hoof foliage structure of the Anacacho provides an interesting focal point in the landscape, but its small size + airy shape allow it to mingle among other plants comfortably.

PLANT DETAILS

latin name: Bauhinia lunarioides

usda code: BALU

alternative name(s): Orchid tree, Texas plume, Anacacho orchid tree

ecotopes class: canopy

ecological condition(s): sunny edgedesert bajada

size range: small – 20-40 ft

habit: tree

leaf retention: deciduous

light requirement: full sun – part-sun

color signature: small white or pink clusters

DESIGN SUPPORT

Also known as the orchid tree for its impressive floral display in early summer, this rare specimen is native to the limestone canyons + hillsides of southwest Texas. Because of this, the Anacacho thrives in the often thin and rocky hill country soils of west Austin.

 

NATIVE RANGE

ANACACHO BAUHINIA (BALU) PORTFOLIO

Projects that feature this native plant specimen: