Desert Willow

Chilopsis linearis

  • Impressive, tall, and formal looking tree
  • Creates a thick column of evergreen shade
  • Remarkably low maintenance and pruning required 
  • Dense growth habit with multiple upright-growing branches.

Named for its resemblance to willows, the Desert Willow is a popular ornamental tree is actually related to catalpa trees. Its exotic-looking blooms, rapid growth, drought tolerance, and ease of maintenance have made the Desert Willow a long sought-after plant in Texas. This desert tree is extremely tolerant of poor soil, and does well in landscape areas with little access to irrigation.

Drought-tolerant, the Desert Willow is a hardy tree that performs well in the Hill Country, requiring minimal maintenance. Adapted to desert washes, Desert Willows do best with just enough water to keep them blooming and healthily green through the warm months.