Bauhinia acuminata – Dwarf White Orchid Tree (check back in fall 2024)


This is a great little tropical tree for small yards. It will produce white flowers that look like snowflakes hanging off the branches. The butterfly-like flowers are also fragrant. Rare tree for collectors or gardeners looking for something different.

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This is a great dwarf tree for small yards. It will only grow to about 6′ and won’t take up much space. 
Bauhinia acuminata will produce fragrant white flowers that look like snowflakes hanging off the branches. Sometimes it is called Snowy Orchid Tree.
Like the other Orchid Trees, the leaves are interestingly shaped like ox hooves.
Expect Bauhinas to not look very good in the winter, they go dormant to semi-dormant.
As the weather gets cooler, it will lose a lot of its leaves, only to resprout as the weather warms up. It will bloom as long as the weather is warm.

FAMILY : Leguminosae
ORIGIN : Malaysia
TYPE/USES: small tree/shrub
full/partial sun
MIN. TEMP. : low 30’s for a short period
FLOWER : warm months of the year, most of the time in tropical locations
COMMENTS : rare but easy to grow

All photos were taken of our mature mother plants, not the plants for sale.

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 36 in
Gardino Nursery