15 February 2010


Nearby the Kleinhovia hospita was this prolific Bauhinia semibifida ssp. perkinsae.

When we tried to identify this climber previously, it posed a huge challenge because no one was able to positively identify this climber. What's interesting is this Bauhinia sprouts beautifully bright orangey-red new leaf flushes. It is a very vigorous climber although it is almost impossible to propagate it by cuttings.

I have this climber planted at HortPark's Car Park Garden and the bridge linking the two halves of the Flora Stitches.

They have been flowering very frequently and these photos were taken on 8 Feb 10 at the Flora Stitches. However, the flowers are not very conspicuous and attractive compared to the leaves.