Chilopsis linearis

Desert Willow

Plant family: Bignoniaceae - Bignonia


Plant type: Tree

Plant origin: N/A, California

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Fifteen Gallon 8   129.00
One Gallon 0   14.99
24 inch box standard 0   259.99
Five gallon - Natural 28   34.99
One Gallon 0   4.30

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Flower Color Lavender, Light Pink, Light Purple, Pink
Blooming Season Spring, Summer
Height 5-15 feet, 15-25 feet
Spread 15-30 feet, 10-15 feet
Sun / Shade   
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Wildlife Friendliness Rating
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Coastal Sage Scrub, Riparian

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Clay, Sand, Alkaline

Special Characteristic

Exceptional Fragrance, Tolerant of Clay Soil, Tolerates Hard Frost, Vines/Espaliers

Plant Highlights

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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