Sweet Katie Burgundy Desert Willow
Chilopsis linearis 'Sweet Katie Burgundy'
|Description||An easy-care and airy desert native with a gracefully branched silhouette, willow-like foliage, and luxuriant, fragrant, trumpet-shaped burgundy blooms throughout summer that produce very few seed pods. Notable for its compact and uniform growth. A lovely addition to xeric or waterwise landscapes. Deciduous.|
|Watering||Once established, water if very dry.|
|Blooms||Spring to fall|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 10 to 20 ft. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Yucca (Yucca); Cactus (Opuntia); Texas Ranger (Leucophyllum); Rock Rose (Cistus); Mexican Blue Sage (Salvia)|
|Care||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; tolerates seasonal drought. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune to shape in late fall.|
|Lore||Chilopsis is a shrubby tree native to the deserts from California south into Mexico and east to Texas. It is found in dry washes where it survives on water trapped deep underground. The species flowers are pale pink and trumpet shape indicates its presence in the Bignonia family of trumpet vines. In the desert, these plants provide valuable hummingbird nectar and are jealously guarded.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9
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