Desert Willow | Drought Tolerant Trees

The Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis) is a hardy tree that performs well in Southern California and requires minimal maintenance. Adapted to desert washes, it does best with just enough water to keep it blooming and healthily green through the warm months.

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Water Needs

Moist to dry soil


Full sun to partial shade


25 feet

Growth Rate

24-36 inches per season


Spring or Summer
Showy, lavender, pink, red, rose or white


Very large brown capsule

Pest & Disease

Susceptible to Root Rot

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