Desert Willow


Chilopsis linearis  



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Form: Tree
Seasonality: Deciduous
Size: 30ft high by 25 ft wide
Leaves: Simple, narrow, pointed

Flowers: Clusters of bell or funnel shaped, white, rose or burgundy flowers with yellow centers
Fruit: Seed pod, 4-9in long,
Stems/Trunks: Shaggy bark, twisting trunks, willow-like
Range/Origin: SW US and Mexico;
Hardiness: Sunset 3b, 7-14, 18-23, 0F

Comments: Seasonal litter, No thorns, attracts hummingbirds



  • Exposure: Full sun
  • Water: Low to moderate
  • Soil: Tolerant, sandy, well drained
  • Propagation: Cuttings and seed
  • Maintenance: Some; seed pod litter, removal of volunteer seedlings

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