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Desert Willow - Chilopsis Linearis







  • Details

    Sunset Zones: 7-14, and 18-23

    USDA Hardiness Zones:  8-9

    Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade. Partial shade leads to taller less full trees. Full sun will result in the best blooms.

    pH Range: Neutral to Highly Alkaline

    Soil: Loam or Sand Texture

    Drought Tolerance: Very drought tolerant

    Growth Rate:  24” to 36” per year

    Growth Habit: Umbrella shape

    Height: 15-30ft.

    Width: 10-20ft.

    Evergreen or Deciduous: Deciduous

    Longevity: 40-150 years

    Litter Issue: Large brown capsules

    Pests and Diseases: Resistant to Texas Root Rot. Susceptible to Root Rot.

    Branch Strength: Medium

    Root Damage Potential: Low

    Suckering Potential: Low

    Special Care:

    Pruning Advice:

    Watering Advice: Infrequent deep watering to help establish drought tolerance.


    Fertilizer: Fertilizer is not generally needed as much as other trees might require.

    Microclimate: Full sun is really the best place to plant these trees.