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Pink Dawn Chitalpa

x Chitalpa tashkentensis 'Pink Dawn'

Small deciduous tree tends to be multi-stemmed. Long, narrow, bright green leaves back abundant clusters of trumpet-shaped pale lavender-pink flowers with pale yellow 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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Full sun

Once established, needs only occasional watering.


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Botanical Pronunciationchi-TAL-pa tash-ken-TEN-sis
LoreHummingbirds and many flying insects of the desert are drawn to these flowers.
Average Size at MaturityFast growing to 25 ft. high, equal width.
Bloom TimeLate Spring through 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 AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean
Growth HabitMultiple Trunk
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseSpecimen, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.
Companion PlantsBougainvillea (Bougainvillea); Salvia (Salvia); Tickseed (Coreopsis ); Yucca (Yucca); Stonecrop (Sedum)

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Water deeply, less frequently, once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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