Chilopsis linearis Conchas Dam Pink

Conchas Dam Pink Desert Willow

 
 
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10-12' tall x 8-10' wide. Exclusive. Chilopsis liinearis 'Conchas Dam Pink' (Conchas Dam Pink Desert Willow) is a new super cold hardy selection of Desert Willow with large, beautiful pure pink flowers! This small tree is drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. More shipping info Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU HBL3V51

Details

10-12' tall x 8-10' wide. Super cold hardy with large, beautiful pure pink flowers! Seed-grown from a newly discovered Northernmost population of Desert Willow, Chilopsis linearis ‘Conchas Dam Pink’ will extend the usefulness of desert willow into the zone 5 areas of the Great Plains and Intermountain West. Plant in spring in zones 5 & 6. Exclusive.
SKU HBL3V51
Common Name Conchas Dam Pink Desert Willow
Botanical Name Chilopsis linearis Conchas Dam Pink
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 10-12' tall
Mature Spread 8-10' wide
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Advantages Attract Hummingbirds, Native
Special Groups High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region Western Only
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & 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. It is 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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High Country GardensChilopsis linearis Conchas Dam Pink
 
3.9

(based on 16 reviews)

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85%

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Pros

  • Healthy (11)
  • Hardy (10)
  • Attractive (9)
  • Accurate instructions (8)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

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  • Garden (10)
  • Outdoors (9)
  • Patio (4)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Doing Fine in North Georgia, Full Sun

I purchased one plant about six years ago. Today it is about 12' high, with spectacular blooms. This year it began blooming in May and blooms have persisted thru mid September. It...Read complete review

I purchased one plant about six years ago. Today it is about 12' high, with spectacular blooms. This year it began blooming in May and blooms have persisted thru mid September. It has handled north Georgia winters with no problems. Seems unaffected by summer droughts. Rocky clay, no problem. It's so unusual and attractive I have purchased four more, three last year. Two are one-year old specimens; one is training to have a single 3' trunk topped by four equal branches each now about 2' tall. The other is a single trunk, now about 6' tall. These two have had a very few blooms already. Neighbors are amazed; they have never seen anything like Dam Pink. In dry, rocky clay soil, some on a slope, they thrive with minimal irrigation.

Please note: This is NOT a true willow though the leaves resemble willow. It doesn't seek moisture as true willows do. I would avoid moist areas, and instead put it in a notably dry, non-sprinkler-systemed location. Highly recommended.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed

I was really excited to add this tree to my back yard. I have several desert willows pruned for their architecture interest. Desert willows are fragrant and beautiful. I purchased three of these...Read complete review

I was really excited to add this tree to my back yard. I have several desert willows pruned for their architecture interest. Desert willows are fragrant and beautiful. I purchased three of these to make sure I got one with multiple branches to obtain the look I am going for. However all three arrived "topped off" and now appear they will just grow bushy since the main trucks are cut off. They have not grown well. Maybe they will look better in a year.

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5.0

Gorgeous and Hardy

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from Kanab UT zone 7 15in/yr rain

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  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Versatile

Cons

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Chilopsis linearis Conchas Dam Pink:

    I have ordered about 20 of these from this company. I have different types of desert willow on our property and I think this may be my favorite variety!
    The beautiful thing about chilopsis is their ability to respond to care and to bounce back from difficulty. What I mean is, typically if there are watered a lot, they grow a lot. If they are not watered very much, they just kind of go into a holding pattern waiting for a big dose of water to kickstart their growth.
    So especially the first growing season or two, I water frequently. Every day or every other day seems to be enough to really kick them into high gear. When I first plant them I make a greater for the roots that is about 4 inches deep. Then I fill that crater when I water, usually twice per watering session. So that the roots get really sopping wet.
    Once or twice I have had one that looked like it was going to die due to gopher damage. I watered it like crazy for a week or so and they almost always come back with new growth from the base of the trunk.
    As the instructions say, I give them mulch before the first freeze. Usually I just use straw or dry tree leaves.
    Each plant is very individual in terms of exact size and symmetry. Those who expect them to look like soldiers in a line might be disappointed.
    My only sadness for chilopsis in zone seven where we live, is that they are not evergreen and they do take a while to wake up in the spring. I always feel impatient waiting for them to come back to life! But then when they start blooming it is all worth it.
    The leaves sort of remind me of a cold hardy Oleander.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Mine arrived as healthy specimens in 5 inch pots. After I planted and heavily watered their first two growing seasons, wow did they grow quick!

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    5.0

    I LOVE THIS TREE !

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    from Yorba Linda, CA

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    • Hardy
    • Healthy

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Chilopsis linearis Conchas Dam Pink:

      I bought this tree from High Country several years back. It looked like a stick when I got it. It grew pretty good the 1st two years, then I transplanted it to a full sun location. The tree is now multi-trunked , 12 ft high, 8-10 ft wide, it blooms all summer , it is georgeous ! I have had so many compliments on it ! My soil is hard clay.

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      1.0

      Hoping it survives

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      from Fort Collins, CO

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        • Small In Size

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Chilopsis linearis Conchas Dam Pink:

          If you see my other reviews you'll since a trend. When I opened my box in Spring of 2016 from HCG I was a bit shocked that the plants were so small and dainty. This was no exception, even in a 5" pot. I planted it in an area I'd given a lot of thought on the west side of our house with rock mulch. It's pretty hot and dry over here and plants that do well in that environment have been thriving here. Not this Chilopsis, though. It seemed to survive the growing season, but only just. No noticeable growth. It dropped its leaves early. We're in zone 5b, so I'm really just hoping it survives winter after such an anemic first season.

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          5.0

          Doing Fine in North Georgia, Full Sun

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          from Canton, Georgia

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          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy
          • Long-Blooming
          • Low Maintenance
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • May require staking and early pruning

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors

          Comments about High Country Gardens Chilopsis linearis Conchas Dam Pink:

          I purchased one plant about six years ago. Today it is about 12' high, with spectacular blooms. This year it began blooming in May and blooms have persisted thru mid September. It has handled north Georgia winters with no problems. Seems unaffected by summer droughts. Rocky clay, no problem. It's so unusual and attractive I have purchased four more, three last year. Two are one-year old specimens; one is training to have a single 3' trunk topped by four equal branches each now about 2' tall. The other is a single trunk, now about 6' tall. These two have had a very few blooms already. Neighbors are amazed; they have never seen anything like Dam Pink. In dry, rocky clay soil, some on a slope, they thrive with minimal irrigation.

          Please note: This is NOT a true willow though the leaves resemble willow. It doesn't seek moisture as true willows do. I would avoid moist areas, and instead put it in a notably dry, non-sprinkler-systemed location. Highly recommended.

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          5.0

          beautiful native plant

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          from Marble Falls, TX

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              Comments about High Country Gardens Chilopsis linearis Conchas Dam Pink:

              My desert willows have grown very fast and provide beautiful blooms. I'm thinking of trying to sprout some of the seeds from their bean pods. These are a recommended plant by our local Native Plant Society.

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              1.0

              Disappointment

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              from Boise, ID

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              Comments about High Country Gardens Chilopsis linearis Conchas Dam Pink:

              Should've taken off but didn't. This is has been a VERY disappointing year for my High Country Gardens starts.

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              5.0

              Growing In Florida

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              from Altoona, FL

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                  Comments about High Country Gardens Chilopsis linearis Conchas Dam Pink:

                  I live in Altoona, Florida. I planted 2 and they both died back for the winter but came back strong...I'm in a zone 8b it gets down to low 20's here overnight I did not protect these at all. You definitely have to amend the soil here as it's all sand!

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                  5.0

                  Another sturdy specimen from High Country Gardens

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                  from Humboldt County, CA

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                  • Hardy
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                    Comments about High Country Gardens Chilopsis linearis Conchas Dam Pink:

                    I am in a risky zone for this small tree: winters are cool and wet. Like all the plants I have received from HCG, these arrived in great shape, with excellent care instructions. They have survived the winter & I expect a summer of growth and beauty. The zone-appropriate plants I've ordered have been 100% successful. I really appreciate the wide selection of Western natives!

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                    4.0

                    Give this a try

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                    from DEL NORTE CO

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                    • Accurate Instructions
                    • Healthy

                    Cons

                    • Small In Size

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                    Comments about High Country Gardens Chilopsis linearis Conchas Dam Pink:

                    I am trying this due to its hardiest rating. WIll be interested to see how it holds up to the winter weather several days below zero so far, but above the minimum zone 5 setting. Wanted it due to attractive color and size. Also drought tolerance as our area only receives aboout 8 inches of natural precipitation.,

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                    4.0

                    wonderful plant

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                    from zone 7 Pa.

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                    • Attractive
                    • Healthy
                    • Suprising

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                      Comments about High Country Gardens Chilopsis linearis Conchas Dam Pink:

                      This is a lovely tall addition. Keeps flowering long into fall and early winter with delicate large pink blooms. Needs to be staked but easy to grow in part shade. First year plant so not sure how it will survive a cold winter.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Stunning!

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                      from Pendleton, OR

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                      • Accurate Instructions
                      • Attractive
                      • Hardy
                      • Healthy
                      • Versatile

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                        • Lawn
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                        Comments about High Country Gardens Chilopsis linearis Conchas Dam Pink:

                        I researched this extensively before buying, and was delighted when it not only shot up weeks after planting, but bloomed the first year. It is planted in the hottest part of my yard and thrived during our hottest summer on record. If it does well over the winter I'll be planting more.

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                        2.0

                        Conchas Dam Pink

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                        from Boise, Idaho

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                        • Lightweight

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                          Comments about High Country Gardens Chilopsis linearis Conchas Dam Pink:

                          I've ordered several desert willows and had great hopes for this pink one, but failed to prosper and died.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          I have three of theese.

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                          from Magdalena, NM

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                          • Attractive
                          • Hardy
                          • Healthy

                          Cons

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                            • Outdoors
                            • Patio

                            Comments about High Country Gardens Chilopsis linearis Conchas Dam Pink:

                            The plants are small yet but are doing very well in Magdalena at 6600 feet elevation.

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            Disappointed

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                            from Farmington, NM

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                            • Accurate Instructions
                            • Fragrant

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                              Comments about High Country Gardens Chilopsis linearis Conchas Dam Pink:

                              I was really excited to add this tree to my back yard. I have several desert willows pruned for their architecture interest. Desert willows are fragrant and beautiful. I purchased three of these to make sure I got one with multiple branches to obtain the look I am going for. However all three arrived "topped off" and now appear they will just grow bushy since the main trucks are cut off. They have not grown well. Maybe they will look better in a year.

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Beautiful plant.

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                              from Morristown, TN

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                              • Attractive
                              • Hardy
                              • Healthy

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                                Comments about High Country Gardens Chilopsis linearis Conchas Dam Pink:

                                Beautiful light tree....grows more like a bush. Survived one of the worst winters we have had in years.

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                                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Spectaculaar Tree

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                                from Salt Lake City, UT

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                                • Accurate Instructions
                                • Attractive
                                • Hardy
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                                  • Lawn

                                  Comments about High Country Gardens Chilopsis linearis Conchas Dam Pink:

                                  I planted 3 of these spectacular Desert Willow trees on my lawn and they are stopping traffic when in bloom. The flowers look like huge orchids. Everyone wants to know what this tree is. I highly recommend this tree!

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                                  • 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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