Timeless Beauty® Desert Willow
Chilopsis linearis 'Monhews'
Once established, water if very dry.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||KY-lop-sis lin-e-A-ris|
|Lore||This native of the desert Southwest is found in dry washes of the low desert including the Mohave and Colorado deserts. Likes moderate water and sun. Does best inland and in desert While flowers do yield seed pods, it was not a common food source for Native American tribes within its range. It was however, a favorite tree for sheltering camp sites.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Spring through Summer|
|Design Ideas||A most drought and heat resistant flowering tree makes the ideal specimen plant for water challenged communities. Plant in the front yard to call attention to an entry. Use in back as a focal point for oft used windows and sliders. Plant a few around patios for a sense of enclosure and light filtered shade at maturity. Makes an excellent sideyard privacy screen with flowers for interest from adjacent windows. Useful tree for screening off RVs, drying yards, utility areas and undesirable land uses. Great plant for hiding swimming pool safety fencing, particularly chain link.|
|Flower Attribute||Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Growth Habit||Rounded, Upright|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, 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 if very dry.|
|Companion Plants||Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); New Zealand Flax (Phormium); Rock Rose (Cistus); Yucca (Yucca); 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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9