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Bauhinia acuminata (Dwarf White Orchid Tree)

Life: Perennial

Size: 8'

Light: Full to Filtered Sun

Water: Average, Well-Drained

Soil: Mildy Acidic

Unlike most members of its genus, which are unscented, this little beauty has a wonderful fragrance - sweet, delicate, and subtly rosy. The flowers are large, 3-4" wide, and shaped like pure white orchids. The generous blooming season begins in spring and will last for seven to ten months; the leaves will be deciduous or semi-deciduous, depending on the cold. It will grow as a large shrub or a small tree, and tends to be smaller in pots than in the ground. It is not drought tollerant and must be provided adequate water during dry periods.