Bauhinia petersiana has magnificent, frilly, large, fragrant white flowers in late summer and requires full sun to flower best. Lightly prune plants to encourage flowering.
Bauhinia petersiana grows well in a sheltered position in colder areas. Historically the seeds were used as a coffee substitute, hence the Afrikaans common name.
The frilly leaves and large flowers make this small tree very attractive.
You may find stock of this plant at Random Harvest.