PLANTS ORDERED TODAY WILL BEGIN SHIPPING LATE SEPTEMBER, 2023
Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis) potted tree, organic
Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis)
Family: Trumpet vine (Bignoniaceae)
Hardy to zones 7 to 11
Deciduous shrub to small tree flowering reddish lavender to a maximum height of 40 feet, usually shorter. Native to the deserts of southwestern US, Baja, and Mexico. This plant is an indicator for subterranean water in the desert, and if it’s a good year for water, the large, trumpet-shaped flowers and associated sexy aroma can be exceptional. After the leaves fall in the summer heat, the catalpa-like seedpods remain as dangling remembrances. The leaves, bark and flowers have diverse medicinal activity (see Moore’s “Desert and Canyon West.”) Traditional use (TWM): anti-candida. Tree prefers full sun, dry soils, and occasional watering. These potted individuals are vigorous (and very, very cute.) I suppose they could be kept indoors in a sandy-soiled pot, and they certainly grow fine in a greenhouse. Protect from frost.
Potted Tree, Certified Organically Grown