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Chilopsis linearis

Desert Willow and California Orchid Tree.

Santa Margarita, CA
Size Quantity Price
One Gallon 65 $ 9.99
Five Gallon 0 $ 29.99
Fifteen Gallon 1 $ 89.99
Plants in production
One Gallon 80 --
Escondido, CA
Size Quantity Price
One Gallon 112 $ 9.99
Five Gallon 6 $ 29.99
Fifteen Gallon 0 $ 89.99
Plants in production
Five Gallon 10 --
Fifteen Gallon 2 --
Desert willow, Chilopsis linearis is a large deciduous shrub or small tree. There is one in McFarland 30 feet+tall, but usually they are a 15 foot or so small tree. Its willow- like, long, narrow leaves and growth along desert washes give the desert willow its name. The Penstemon- like flowers are fragrant, pink to lavender. They appear in May and keep coming until September or frost. Native near waterways in Mojave and Colorado deserts. Likes moderate water and sun. Does best inland and in desert. In most of California the test would be if you get frost, but do not get below 0 degrees F, it will probably grow. Easy to grow. It's nice looking and fast. The leaf tips will freeze each cold winter; ours have lived through -4 degrees F., in containers with little damage. It has a nice deciduous form. Can be pruned to make a weeping willow effect. (A weeping willow with 1-2"pink-purple catalpa-like flowers!) Plant and stems look dead when dormant, (Do not pull out the first winter). Hummingbirds live in this most of the summer. A favorite in the garden all summer. Syn: Chilopsis linearis ssp. arcuata

Chilopsis linearis tolerates alkaline soil, sand, clay and seasonal flooding.
Chilopsis linearis is great for a bird garden.
Chilopsis linearis's foliage color is green and type is deciduous.
Chilopsis linearis's flower color is pink and has a fragrance.

Communities for Chilopsis linearis:Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland and Riparian (rivers & creeks).

ph: 6.00 to 9.00
usda: 5 to 10
height[m]: 3.00 to 10.00
width[m]: 2.00 to 9.00
rainfall[cm]: 50.00 to 300.00

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