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Chilopsis linearis

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
chi-LOP-sis lin-ee-AIR-iss
Description

Desert Willow is a deciduous shrub or multi-trunked small tree with showy fragrant pink tubular flowers in the willow family.   Use this flowering tree as a hedge or in a winter interest or drought-tolerant garden.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • var. linearis
    Native to UT, AZ, NM, TX and Mexico
var. linearis
Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#small tree#fragrant flowers#drought tolerant#pink flowers#deciduous shrub#winter interest#flowering tree#hedges#large flowers#wind dispersed seeds#deciduous tree#dry soils tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • var. linearis
    Native to UT, AZ, NM, TX and Mexico
var. linearis
Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#small tree#fragrant flowers#drought tolerant#pink flowers#deciduous shrub#winter interest#flowering tree#hedges#large flowers#wind dispersed seeds#deciduous tree#dry soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Chilopsis
    Species:
    linearis
    Family:
    Bignoniaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central and southwestern U.S.A., Mexico
    Dimensions:
    Height: 15 ft. 0 in. - 25 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 10 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Multi-trunked
    Open
    Weeping
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    12-24 feet
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    1/4" wide seed pods 6"-12" long with winged seeds.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Shape:
    Lipped
    Trumpet
    Flower Petals:
    fused petals
    Flower Description:
    Large trumpet-shaped pink, lavender or white flowers that resemble Catalpa
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Narrow lanceolate leaves
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Light Gray
    Surface/Attachment:
    Smooth
    Bark Description:
    Light gray and smooth
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Flowering Tree
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Dry Soil