Anacacho Orchid Tree
White Orchid Tree
Don't overprune young plants to force them into a treelike shape; losing all their lower branches in a single day may result in a severely weakened tree. Remember, pruning is always optional. In general, focus on minimizing dead, damaged, or rubbing branches. Cuts should only be made at a bud or branch; as with any tree, remove no more than 25% of the total canopy during any five-year cycle. To maintain a healthy specimen, leave the upper 2/3 of the tree’s height uncut, and never remove more than the lowest third of the tree in a single pruning period -- for example, on a 12-foot tree, stick to the lowest 4 feet.
Mulch with about 2” of woodchips or pine bark wherever possible. (In general, a tree's mulched area should be six feet at minimum.)
coupon eligible: Yes
flower color: White
freeze hardy: Yes
wildlife: Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Pollinators, Butterfly Larvae, Bees
sunlight requirements: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
soil types: Sandy, Thin
Pruning as needed only; can be trained into a tree form. In general, focus on minimizing dead, damaged, or rubbing branches. Cuts should only be made at a bud or branch.