Burgundy Desert Willow
Burgundy Desert Willow
Chilopsis linearis 'Burgundy'Item #2413 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 9
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An open, airy structure distinguishes this small tree or large shrub. The willowy pendant branches display long, narrow leaves highlighted by fragrant trumpet-shaped flowers. Deciduous.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:KY-lop-sis lin-e-A-risPlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:10 - 13, 18 - 21, 29, 30, 33Growth habit:WeepingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing to 15 to 20 ft. high, equal width.Special features:Attracts Hummingbirds, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Spring to summerFlower color:RedGarden styleMediterraneanDesign 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.Pruning time: fall.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.
- History & LoreHistory:Chilopsis is a shrubby tree native to the deserts from California south into Mexico and east to Texas. It is found in dry washes where it survives on water trapped deep underground. The species flowers are pale pink and trumpet shape indicates its presence in the Bignonia family of trumpet vines.Lore:In the desert, these plants provide valuable hummingbird nectar and are jealously guarded.