Morning Cloud Chitalpa

x Chitalpa tashkentensis 'Morning Cloud'

Small deciduous tree tends to be multi-stemmed, with ascending branches becoming slightly cascading. Long, narrow, bright green leaves back abundant clusters of trumpet-shaped pale white flowers with purple throats. Ideally suited to most soils and climates of the Southwestern states. Excellent, long blooming accent specimen for dry sites and minimal-care landscapes.
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Good to grow!8


Full sun

Once established, needs only occasional watering.


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Botanical Pronunciationchi-TAL-pa tash-ken-TEN-sis
LoreHummingbirds find these plants irresistable as do many forms of insects.
Average Size at MaturityFast growing to 25 to 30 ft. high, equal width.
Bloom TimeLate Spring into 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 AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Tropical
Growth HabitMultiple Trunk
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseSpecimen, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.
Companion PlantsBougainvillea (Boungainvillea); Salvia (Salvia); Tickseed (Coreopsis ); Yucca (Yucca); Stonecrop (Sedum)

Grows easily in a wide range of soils, if well-drained. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; less frequently once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-8

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 8

Good to grow!