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Mountain ebony

Bauhinia spp.

Also known as

Orchid tree

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Full Sun
Moderate watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size




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Mountain ebony Overview

Genus containing over 360 evergreen, semi-evergreen or deciduous trees, shrubs and climbing species from tropical climates. Growing on average 6-12m tall, they also spread notably widthways, reaching 3-6m, with lobed leaves averaging 10-15cm in width. They are cultivated mainly for their 7.5-12.5cm wide, showy flowers, with 5 irregular petals, which resemble orchids. These are often scented and come in a range of bright colours.

Common problems with Mountain ebony

How to propagate Mountain ebony


You can propagate by seeds in the spring.

Other uses of Mountain ebony

Grown for their flowers.


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