Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing to 15 to 20 ft. high, equal width.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Fragrant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring to summer
Botanical Pronunciation:KY-lop-sis lin-e-A-ris
Plant type:Tree
Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
Sunset climate zones:10 - 13, 18 - 21, 29, 30, 33
Growth habit:Weeping
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Moderate growing to 15 to 20 ft. high, equal width.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Spring to summer
Flower color:Red
Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
Garden styleMediterranean
Design 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').
Care Information
Follow 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:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
History:
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.