• Overview
    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
  • Detail
    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
    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 & Lore
    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.