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Bauhinia tomentosa

Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)

Common names: Yellowbell Bauhinia (E); Bosbeesklou (A);

Native to: Southern Africa
Shrub, Tree

Bauhinia tomentosa

EVERGREEN

FULL SUN

SEMI FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

ATTRACTS BIRDS

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

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

Bauhinia tomentosa

DESCRIPTION

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.

WILDLIFE & ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS
Attracts a host of insect pollinators.
WATER REQUIREMENTS
Water moderately in summer.
MAINTENANCE
Low maintenance. Prune lightly if necessary.
LANDSCAPING USES
Suitable for a rockery or mixed shrub border.
GARDEN THEMES
Bushveld, Rockery

2 Responses

  1. Hi Manu

    Thanks for your feedback and we look forward to your questions, comments and observations.

    Flourish!
    Glenice

  2. This book (Tree book) is very useful to what I’m doing. I am an employee of the Kenya Forest Service in Kenya and this is my first to peruse this book and found that it can assist me in identifying many tree species that I know and those I don’t know.

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