Plant family: Bignoniaceae - Bignonia
Plant type: Tree
Plant origin: N/A, California
Coastal Sage Scrub, Riparian
Clay, Sand, Alkaline
Exceptional Fragrance, Tolerant of Clay Soil, Tolerates Hard Frost, Vines/Espaliers
This willow has long narrow leaves with fragrant pink to lavender flowers that appear in late spring and continue to early fall. The flowers from the tree are favorites with hummingbirds and they are a fixture to the tree all summer. It's easy to grow and does spectacular inland and in the desert. It is naturally a multi-trunk tree but can be pruned to a single trunk. Use it for summer shade in a dry garden where its dramatic blooms will draw plenty of attention.
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