FAMILY : Fabaceae
ORIGIN : South Africa
TYPE/USES : vine, shrub or small tree
SIZE : scandent shrub 10' ( wider than taller )
GROWTH RATE : average
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : full/partial sun
WATER REQUIREMENTS : average
MIN. TEMP. : high 20°s
FLOWER : warmer months of the year
One of the Orchid Tree species with brick red, orchid like flowers and notched leaves shaped like hooves.
B. galpinii if let alone grows like scandent shrub forming round mounds but it can be shaped in different ways to your liking. I have seen plants trimmed as small tree with a very oriental look, plants growing over fences, plants on trellises. Trimming should be done when the plants are waking up at the beginning of spring.
-requires little maintenance once established
-it can loose most of its leaves during the winter
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 11 April, 2007.