Bauhinia tomentosa, also called Saint Thomas tree, is a beautiful flowering shrubby tree to 14'. The pendulous flowers are lemon yellow before changing to to purple. The leaves are dividided 1/2 their length with each part oval in shape. An ideal ornamental for small gardens since the roots are not aggressive and it can also be planted near a swimming pool or paving.
Hardy zone 10-11
Prefers full sun and warmth. Pre-soak the seeds by soaking overnight in hot water. Plant at a depth of 1 1/2 inches using a SOIL MIXTURE to which you may add 15% coarse sand. Keep lightly moist and fertilize lightly with each watering.