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Burgundy Desert Willow

Chilopsis linearis 'Burgundy'

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.
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Good to grow! 9


Full sun

Once established, water if very dry.


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    26415 Bouquet Canyon Road Santa Clarita CA 91350

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    19001 Golden Valley Road Santa Clarita CA 91321

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    8383 Topanga Canyon Boulevard West Hills CA 91304

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    23734 Newhall Ave Santa Clarita CA 91321

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Botanical PronunciationKY-lop-sis lin-e-A-ris
LoreIn the desert, these plants provide valuable hummingbird nectar and are jealously guarded.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 15 to 20 ft. high, equal width.
Bloom TimeSpring to Summer
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitWeeping
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Privacy Screen
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water if very dry.
Companion PlantsRock Rose (Cistus); Agave (Agave); Prickly Pear (Opuntia); Mexican Blue Sage (Salvia); Texas Ranger (Leucophyllum)

Grows 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 9

Good to grow!