Chilopsis linearis

Desert Willow, Desert Catalpa

This flowering desert shrub or tree belongs to the same family as the Catalpa. It is found in washes and stream beds from Texas to California and Mexico. Twisting trunks are covered by shaggy bark. Grows rapidly, so prune to shape. Give periodic, deep, summer water. Flowers best in climates with hot summers.
Chilopsis linearis, Desert Willow, Desert Catalpa
Trumpet-shaped, fragrant, spring flowers appear on the tree for many weeks, followed by long seed capsules. Lilac-colored flowers with two yellow stripes attract birds.

Attributes - Chilopsis linearis

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Mid Fall

Flower Color: Pink, Purple, White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 10 ft. to 30 ft.

Width: 30 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Alkaline Soil, Dry Climates. Drought Tolerant, Fragrant, Low Maintenance.

 
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