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Chilopsis linearis

Desert Willow

Desert Catalpa
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Chilopsis linearis
Principal Common Name Desert Willow
Common Name(s) Desert Catalpa
Description A deciduous shrub or small tree with shaggy bark and twisted trunks. The foliage is is narrow and willow-like and in the spring it produces fragrant trumpet shaped flowers ranging from white to pink, rose lavendar and reddish purple.
General Comments
Nativity Southwest US, Mexico
Height Range 15 - 30 FT
Spread Range 10 - 20 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 3 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Medium Green
Leaf Texture Willow-like
Form Shrub : Small Tree
Flower Color Lavender : Lavender-purple : Pink : Purple : Rose Pink : White
Flower Time Spring
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium : None : Sparse
Outstanding Features Attracts Birds : Bark : Color : Drought tolerant : Foliage : Fragrance : Heat Tolerant

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