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Chitalpa x chitalpa tashkentensis /Hybrid Desert Willow

Chitalpa x chitalpa tashkentensis  / Chitalpa x chitalpa tashkentensis
Cluster of heavy purple funnel-shaped flowers
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Cluster of heavy purple funnel-shaped flowers

Specimen tree in full bloom

Flowers and buds

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Scientific Name: Chitalpa x chitalpa tashkentensis
Common Name: Hybrid Desert Willow
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Multicolored
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: This hybrid between Desert Willow and Catalpa will withstand drought conditions. It flowers for and extended period in summer. Powdery mildew can be a problem on this hybrid. The funnel-shaped flowers are quite showy and the leaves are willow-like.