Morning Cloud Chitalpa
Morning Cloud Chitalpa
x Chitalpa tashkentensis 'Morning Cloud'Item #2306 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 8
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Small, multi-stemmed deciduous tree with ascending branches becoming slightly cascading. Long, narrow, bright green leaves back large clusters of trumpet-shaped white flowers with purple throats.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.Average Landscape Size:Fast growing to 25 to 30 ft. high, equal width.Key Feature:Summer FloweringBlooms:Late spring into summer
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:chi-TAL-pa tash-ken-TEN-sisPlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:3 - 24, 28 - 33Growth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing to 25 to 30 ft. high, equal width.Special features:Attracts Hummingbirds, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Late spring into summerFlower color:WhiteFlower attributesShowy FlowersDesign IdeasA beautiful accent tree that easily fits into average beds and borders. Use as a visual screen along property lines to block neighbors without losing much light or air circulation. A stunning single specimen in bloom and under night lighting. Perfect to augment dry xeriscape plantings in open beds with luxurios looks.Companion PlantsGroup desert willow with other star dryland performers such as All Gold Bougainvillea, (Boungainvillea x 'All Gold'), Dark Purple Autumn Sage, (Salvia greggii 'Navajo Dark Purple'), Zamphir Dwarf Coreopsis, (Coreopsis auriculata 'Zamphir') and Golden Sword Yucca, (Yucca filamentosa 'Golden Sword').
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.
- History & LoreHistory:This tree is the result of an inter-genera cross of Catalpa bignoniodes and the desert willow, Chilopsis linearis, both native to the southwestern U.S. Both share the same Bignonia family of trumpet flowers. Catalpa contributes the larger leaves while the Chilopsis ensures increased drought and heat tolerance of this unique variety.Lore:Hummingbirds find these plants irresistable as do many forms of insects.