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Chilopsis linearis (Desert Willow, 'Sweet Bubba')
Chilopsis linearis 'Sweet Bubba' - Willow, Desert 'Sweet Bubba' from Mortellaros

Desert Willow, 'Sweet Bubba'

Chilopsis linearis 'Sweet Bubba'  PP#33,091

'Sweet Bubba' is a cultivated variety of the Chilopsis linearis plant, commonly known as desert willow. The 'Sweet Bubba' cultivar is primarily known for its ornamental value. It features attractive, trumpet-shaped flowers that bloom during the summer months, creating a stunning display of color. The flowers of 'Sweet Bubba' are dark burgundy, and are quite abundant and appear in clusters, adding a vibrant touch to any landscape. Easily attracts pollinators such as hummingbirds and bees.

In addition to its beautiful flowers, 'Sweet Bubba' also possesses slender, willow-like leaves that are green and elongated. These leaves add an elegant and graceful element to the tree's overall appearance. During the autumn season, the foliage of 'Sweet Bubba' turns yellow, providing a final burst of color before the leaves drop.

One of the notable attributes of Desert Willow is its adaptability to various growing conditions. It is particularly well-suited for arid and semi-arid regions, thriving in dry, desert-like environments. This makes it a popular choice for gardens and landscapes in many areas of Texas. It prefers well-drained soil and full sun exposure for optimal growth and flowering. While it can tolerate a range of soil types, it thrives in sandy or loamy soils.

Flowering shade tree
Summer blooming tree
'Sweet Bubba' does not produce seed mess

Flower Color:

Burgundy

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Height

15-20 Feet

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Spread

12-20 Feet


USDA Hardiness Zone 7b

Available Sizes:

Item Description
WIL-DES-15 #015 DESERT WILLOW, SWEET BUBBA

Characteristics & Attributes

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