A picture of a Kei White Bauhinia

Kei White Bauhinia

Bauhinia bowkerii

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

2m

1m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Kei White Bauhinia Overview

This multi-branched, scrambling, woody shrub grows to a height of 5-6 m, and has the possibility of being used as a hedge screen. With its pretty greyish-brown bark, decorative heart-shaped foliage, and sweet-scented orchid-like flowers, this plant makes a beautiful addition to any garden. The shrub flowers profusely during spring and summer and is fairly drought-tolerant.

Common problems with Kei White Bauhinia

Kei White Bauhinia is generally not bothered by pests or diseases.

    How to harvest Kei White Bauhinia

    The sweet-scented flowers can be cut during Spring.

    How to propagate Kei White Bauhinia

    Seed

    Sow seeds in Spring or Summer, 1-2 mm deep. Germination takes 3 weeks but can be speeded up by soaking seeds overnight in warm water. Replant carefully as soon as the first pair of true leaves appear.

    Special features of Kei White Bauhinia

    Drought resistant

    It is drought tolerant, but flourishes when watered regularly.

    Attracts useful insects

    Hedge plant

    Makes an attractive green wall that can be guided up a fence or clipped into a hedge.

    Attractive flowers

    Attractive leaves