Burgundy Desert Willow
Chilopsis linearis 'Burgundy'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||KY-lop-sis lin-e-A-ris|
|Lore||In the desert, these plants provide valuable hummingbird nectar and are jealously guarded.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 15 to 20 ft. high, equal width.|
|Bloom Time||Spring to Summer|
|Design Ideas||A 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Privacy Screen, Rock Garden, Specimen, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Showy Desert Native|
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