Sweet Katie Burgundy Desert Willow
Chilopsis linearis 'Sweet Katie Burgundy'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||KY-lop-sis lin-e-A-ris|
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 10 to 20 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Spring to Fall|
|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, Specimen, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Yucca (Yucca); Cactus (Opuntia); Texas Ranger (Leucophyllum); Rock Rose (Cistus); Mexican Blue Sage (Salvia)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9