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Chilopsis linearis (Willow, Desert Burgundy)

Willow, Desert Burgundy

Chilopsis linearis 'Burgundy'

A tough and durable Texas native tree from west Texas that fits in nearly any Texan landscape. It is not a true willow --its name from the graceful, narrow green leaves.

Flowers emerge in terminal clusters starting in the spring on new branches, and continue to appear until fall. Butterflies and hummingbirds are easily attracted to the slightly fragrant, bell to funnel-shaped flowers. Colors range from light pink to light violet, with variations in white and burgundy. Long, slender seed capsules persist in the winter after the leaves have already fallen, opening slowly to release fluffy winged seeds that can get carried in the wind.  

Desert Willow is fast growing, tolerant of hot and dry conditions, and relatively pest and disease free. Regular fertilization and watering results in a quick growing shade tree that will fill an empty space in any landscape.

Flowering Shade Tree

Flower Color:

Burgundy

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Height

20-25 Feet

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Spread

15-20 Feet


USDA Hardiness Zone 7b

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
Medium
Exposure
Full Sun to Part Shade
Habit
Deciduous
Water Needs
Low