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Bauhinia galpinii
Bauhinia galpinii - Red Flowering Orchid Tree
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Tropical, evergreen, fast growing, scrambling shrub has large, green, butterfly-shaped leaves with profuse, sweetly scented, apricot and red flowers that look like little butterflies or orchids in Autumn, Winter and Spring. Ideal for full sun or part shade in garden beds, informal hedging and up trellises. Attracts bees, birds and butterflies.

Size — 200mm
Growth Width — 4.5m
Growth Height — 6m
Drought Tolerant
Frost Tolerant
Flower Colour — Red
Foliage Colour — Green
Fruiting Period — Summer
Light Requirements — Full sun, Morning Sun, Part Shade
Soil Requirements — Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Incorporate planting compost such as Active 8, 50:50 with existing soil at time of planting, and water with Harvest once a week for the first 6 weeks. Keep well mulched.

Watering needs

Water deeply until established for the first 6 to 8 weeks.

Pruning Advice

Lightly prune regularly in the warmer months to maintain shape and size.

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