Chilopsis linearis Hope
White Desert Willow
Details12-15 ft. tall x 12-15 ft. wide. A profusion of lightly fragrant white flowers cover this small growing native tree beginning in late spring. With summer rains, it will continue to bloom sporadically for the rest of the growing season. Plant it where it gets plenty of heat and sun. A very cold hardy cultivar originally introduced many years ago by the USDA Los Lunas Plant Materials Center of central NM.
|Common Name||White Desert Willow|
|Botanical Name||Chilopsis linearis Hope|
|Zones||5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||12-15' tall|
|Mature Spread||12-15' wide|
|Bloom Time||Late spring through summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Sandy Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30"|
|Advantages||Attract Hummingbirds, Native|
|Ideal Region||Western Only|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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Comments about High Country Gardens Chilopsis linearis Hope:
When this little plant arrived, it looked like a bunch of dead twigs. I planted it in the spring and watched it green out immediately. During the summer it produced lovely fragrant flowers (the bees LOVED it). This plant started out about 5 inches high. After being in the ground for seven months its height is 3 feet. Very pleased with the results. It's going to be a fine show piece in the front of my garden.
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To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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