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Timeless Beauty® Desert Willow

Chilopsis linearis 'Monhews'

Pronunciation: KY-lop-sis lin-e-A-ris
SKU #02415
7-9

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OVERVIEW
Description A unique selection notable for its long bloom period. Fragrant, tubular, burgundy and pale lavender blooms appear in clusters at branch ends; flowers do not set seed. Gorgeous specimen to anchor a border, or as a large patio container feature. Ideal for firescaping. Deciduous to semi-evergreen.
Light Full sun
Watering Once established, water if very dry.
Blooms Spring through Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Weeping
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container
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 Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); New Zealand Flax (Phormium); Rock Rose (Cistus); Yucca (Yucca); Mexican Blue Sage (Salvia)
CARE
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.
HISTORY
Lore This native of the desert Southwest is found in dry washes of the low desert including the Mohave and Colorado deserts.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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