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Chilopsis linearis/Desert Willow

Chilopsis linearis / Chilopsis linearis
Close-up of funnel-shaped flowers
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Close-up of funnel-shaped flowers

Flowers and narrow willow-like foliage

Lavender-pink flowers

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Scientific Name: Chilopsis linearis
Common Name: Desert Willow
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White, Pink, Multicolored
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: This extremely drought tolerant species produces a highly fragrant white flower with lavender trimmings for several weeks in the summer. Funnel-shaped flowers have prominent lips and are orchidlike. In the fall, the large seed capsule opens in the fall and birds feast on their contents. Excellent flowering tree for the dry Southwest. A large shrubby tree associated with dry, gravelly, alkaline soils in Texas.