Chilopsis linearis Paradise

Paradise Desert Willow

20-25' tall x 15-20' wide. Large growing and cold hardy with big fragrant pink flowers, Chilopsis linearis 'Paradise' Desert Willow is a fantastic flowering tree for hot, sunny, poor soil sites. Suitable for zones 5b - 9. Native. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
Zones5 - 9
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Native
Fragrant
Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
Mature Height20-25' tall
Mature Spread15-20' wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
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SizePlant - 5" Pot
SKUHC015212

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

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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20-25' tall x 15-20' wide. Huge and cold hardy with large fragrant pink flowers, this Desert Willow is a fantastic introduction by nurseryman Steve Bieberich, Sunshine Nursery, Clinton, OK. Believed to be a hybrid of Chilopsis with a little Catalpa mixed in, Chilopsis linearis ’Paradise’ has thrived in the extreme heat and cold of western OK for many years. Suitable for zones 5b - 9. Native.
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SKUHC015212
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Common Name
Paradise Desert Willow
Botanical Name
Chilopsis linearis Paradise
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink
Mature Height
20-25' tall
Mature Spread
15-20' wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Native, Fragrant, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Ideal Region
West, Western Only, Southwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Native To
North America
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides
Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis) is a native tree with showy, nectar-rich flowers that attract hummingbirds. Its small size allows it to fit easily into smaller yards and under power lines. Excellent for rain gardens, the plants are equally comfortable standing in water for a few days or sitting bone dry for weeks on end. 'Conchas Dam Pink,' 'Hope' and 'Lucretia Hamilton' Desert Willow are cold hardy into zone 5. Lucretia Hamilton'™ with lovely, burgundy flowers is equally cold hardy and a compact grower for patios and tight spaces. Our Desert Willow selections are very cold tolerant. But they are best grown in the West, Southwest, southern Great Plains and Texas in areas with good summer heat (temperatures in the 90s °F or higher). Chilopsis is worth trying in the mid-Atlantic states in very fast draining, sandy soil. Not suitable for the Mid-West or Northeastern US. To get established in USDA zones 5 & 6, they must be planted in spring or early summer, not in the fall. Protect your new plants over their first winter or two in your garden. Cover each plant with a generous pile of clean straw or pine needles. This allows the plant's crown (junction of root and branches) to mature and obtain maximum cold hardiness. In zone 5 climates (edge of their cold hardiness): plant them in a wide, shallow depression that will fill in with soil after a few seasons. This increases their cold hardiness by gradually sinking the crown more deeply into the soil. Pruning: In zones 8-10, winter is an excellent time to prune because there will not be any winter die back. In colder regions (zones 5-7), Chilopsis will sometimes have some winter kill and its best to let the plant leaf out (typically in late spring) and remove any winter damaged branches that don't leaf out; then thinning of cross branches and shaping can be done. Rarely Chilopsis will freeze back to the ground. If this occurs, it's best to let the plant re-sprout from the roots before pruning off dead branches.
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