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Desert Willow

Chilopsis linearis

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Desert willow is shrub native to the Southwest U.S. and Mexico. Its erect willowy foliage is joined by large, blowsy pink flowers from early summer to first frost. This tough plants performs well in xeriscapes and other dry, unforgiving locations. It grows to 10 to 14 feet tall and wide remains blemish-free all season long.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsThis is the only species in the genus Chilopsis . The genus Chilopsis belongs to Bignoniaceae.

CareProvide full sun and well-drained soil in USDA Hardiness Zones 7 to 9. Deadhead regularly for best flowering. Prune away wayward stems in spring.

Propagation Sow ripe seed promptly or take cuttings in spring or summer.

Problems Root rot may occur.

  • Plant Height : 10 to 15 feet
  • Plant Width : 10 to 15 feet
  • Zones : 7, 8, 9
  • Tolerance : Deer Tolerant, Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Early Summer, Fall, Late Summer, Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Fall Interest, Summer Interest
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Flower Color : Pink
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Uses : Sun
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