Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis)
Desert Willow is one of my favorite specimen tree’s. This tree is a full sun, extremely drought tolerant, prolific bloomer. Native to Texas, this breathtaking tree is an excellent choice in the landscape. One of the things I especially love about the Desert Willow flowers, aside from the fact that they put on a show from early Spring until late Fall, is that they are incredibly fragrant. The aroma delightfully wafts through the air and then as they leave the tree to make room for more flowers they carpet the ground in fabulous color. The Desert Willow flower is quite large individually but is part of a cluster of flowers at the end of each stem. They range in color from a White to deep Burgundy, but my personal fave is Bubba (shown)..hate the name :-/
The next time you are looking for an interesting tree that isn’t the same ol’, same ol’ practically every one of your neighbors has, (like the ornamental Pear for example,...boring!) Consider this relatively fast growing tree with a similarly short life span as the ornamental Pear, but a whole lot more bang for your buck!
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