Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis) Plant Profile!

After a long break, we are happy to continue our individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis).

 

From the entry:

“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.”

 

What do you think about Desert Willow? Do you grow it yourself? What kind of experience and insights you have to share? We love featuring our readers’ plant pictures and Xeriscapes!

Reed

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