FlowerKisser™ Everpink Desert Willow

FlowerKisser™ Everpink Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis) is a seedless desert willow with large, fragrant pink flowers that cover the plant all summer long. This wide-growing native tree loves heat and full sun, making it a versatile addition to hot, dry gardens. Nectar-rich blooms are highly attractive to hummingbirds. A High Country Gardens Introduction.
Zones6 - 9
Advantages
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Native
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Less than 10" (with irrigation)
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
Mature Height12-15' tall
Mature Spread12-15' wide
Bloom Timelate spring-late summer
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SizePlant - 5" Deep Pot
SKUHC017763

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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$14.99
Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
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(12-15' tall x 12-15' wide) FlowerKisser™ Everpink Desert Willow is a native everblooming tree that attracts numerous hummingbirds with its profuse display of large, fragrant pink flowers. It thrives in full sun and heat, making it a great choice for planting against hot south- and west-facing walls and fences. Discovered as a volunteer seedling on the edge of a large commercial development by HCG Chief horticulturist David Salman, this sterile, seedless cultivar blooms from late spring to fall and does not produce seed pods. In cold winter areas, like all Chilopsis, it may die back to the ground for a few years, but will quickly resprout and flower that spring; after 2 or 3 growing seasons, it will stay woody above ground and reach full size rather quickly. A 2021 High Country Gardens Introduction. Plants in the FlowerKisser™ series, selected by High Country Gardens Chief Horticulturist David Salman, are particularly nectar-rich and attract many pollinators, including honeybees, native bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
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SKUHC017763
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Common Name
FlowerKisser™ Everpink Desert Willow
Botanical Name
Chilopsis linearis 'WWG08'
Zones
6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink
Mature Height
12-15' tall
Mature Spread
12-15' wide
Bloom Time
late spring-late summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Advantages
Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Native, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Ideal Region
West, Western Only, Southwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Neonicotinoid Free
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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Zone 10Shipping begins the week of February 22nd, 2021

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