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A picture of a Desert Willow

Desert Willow

Chilopsis linearis

Chilopsis linearis flower 2 by Stan Shebs (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

6b

USDA zone

-21°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10m

Max

5m

3m

Min

2m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Desert Willow

A close up of some Chilopsis linearis flowers
A Chilopsis linearis tree with pink flowers in a garden

Desert Willow Overview

Chilopsis linearis is a deciduous tree species also known as Desert Willow due to its willow-like foliage and dependent on how tall individuals grow, they are classed as either shrubs or small trees. Grown for their big, showy, often pink or white flowers and tendency to do well in warm, dry conditions and multiple cultivars exist. This genus has also been hybridised with the closely related genus Catalpa.

How to propagate Desert Willow

Cuttings

Seed

Special features of Desert Willow

Attractive flowers

Drought resistant

Attracts birds

Attracts useful insects

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