Bauhinia tomentosa

FLOWER COLOUR:  
AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 2m x 3m
FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D

An attractive shrub or small tree with small, light-green two-lobed leathery leaves. It produces bright yellow bell-shaped flowers, each with a black marking in the throat. The fruit is a slender green pod that ripens to a velvety brown.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
Attracts a host of insect pollinators.

MAINTENANCE:
Low maintenance. Prune lightly if necessary.

WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Water moderately in summer.

GARDEN THEMES:
Bushveld, rockery

LANDSCAPING USES:
Suitable for a rockery or mixed shrub border.

FLOWERS:
FULL GALLERY:
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Treeshop for their input on tree images, www.treeshop.co.za