Chilopsis linearis

Chilopsis linearis

Desert willow

Small to medium sized tree, reaching heights of 20 to 30 ft. Commonly found along dry washes between 1,500 and 5,000 ft. elevation throughout the southwestern U.S. This deciduous tree prefers full sun and is drought resistant, but responds well to supplemental irrigation. Not a true willow, this plant has beautiful pink to lavender flowers that bloom from April to September, and is very useful in landscaping applications.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
20 
- 30 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
1,500 
- 5,000 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Average
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
10.60 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
75,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Lavender to Pink
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Summer
Fall