Burgundy Desert Willow
Burgundy Desert Willow
Chilopsis linearis 'Burgundy'Item #2413 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 9
An open, airy structure distinguishes this small tree or large shrub. The willowy pendant branches display long, narrow leaves highlighted by fragrant, trumpet-shaped, burgundy-pink flowers that will draw hummingbirds into the garden. Lovely addition to xeric or waterwise landscape. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 15 to 20 ft. high, equal width.
- 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; reaches 15 to 20 ft. high, equal width.Special features:Attracts Hummingbirds, Bird Friendly, Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, WaterwiseFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Spring to SummerFlower color:RedDesign 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 PlantsRock Rose (Cistus); Agave (Agave); Prickly Pear (Opuntia); Mexican Blue Sage (Salvia); Texas Ranger (Leucophyllum)
- CareCare InformationGrows easily in a wide range of conditions including alkaline soil, sand, clay and heavy seasonal moisture. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; takes seasonal drought. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: fall.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
- 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.