Chilopsis linearis, Desert Willow, Orchid of the Desert, Desert Catalpa, Flowering Willow

Desert Willow

Chilopsis linearis

Common Names: Orchid of the Desert, Desert Catalpa, Flowering Willow

Light: Full Sun/Part Shade

Height: 15′ – 20′

Spacing/Spread: 15′ – 20′

Evergreen: No, plant is deciduous.

Color: Pink blooms.

Interest: From Spring to Fall.

Landscape Companions:

Texas Native:Yes, plant is Texas native.

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Wildlife habitat: Provides food/shelter for bees, butterflies and birds.

Features: Small growing drought tolerant Texas native tree. Large pink flowering over a long period of time.

Austin Native Landscaping: “Along with Texas Redbud, Retama and Texas Mountain Laurel, Desert Willow is another solid pick when looking for a drought tolerant small statured flowering tree. The pink trumpet like flowers are quite substantial in size and mix well with other elements. You can prune this Texas native to a more formal tree form or leave it to become a more wooly, wild and hedgy specimen. Outstanding drought resistance and the ability to take some shade make this small tree a wonderful option in many Xeriscape design scenarios.”

 

Plantaholic:

Family: Bignoniaceae (Pronounced – big-no-nih-AY-see-ee)

Genus: Chilopsis (Pronounced – kye-LOP-sis)

Species: linearis (Pronounced – lin-AIR-iss)

Propagation: Seeds.

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