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Glendale Public Library
Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Bauhinia lunarioides-Anacacho Orchid Tree

A open delicately branched large shrub 6-8' with similar spread. Slow to moderate growth depending upon moisture. Gray green leaves shaped like little butterflies. Flowers are tiny, pink and 5 petaled.  Quite xeric & tolerant of sun or shade. Thrives in the poorest rocky soils as well as rich acid loam. Blooms late spring into early summer with either pink or white flowers.

Webmaster & Author George Hull Last Updated August 10, 2003