Morning Cloud Chitalpa
x Chitalpa tashkentensis 'Morning Cloud'
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
|Botanical Pronunciation||chi-TAL-pa tash-ken-TEN-sis|
|Lore||Hummingbirds find these plants irresistable as do many forms of insects.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growing to 25 to 30 ft. high, equal width.|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring into 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||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Tropical|
|Growth Habit||Multiple Trunk|
|Landscape Use||Specimen, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs only occasional watering.|
|Key Feature||Summer Flowering|
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