Desert Willow Tree

Desert Willow Tree

The Desert Willow Tree(Chilopsis linearis)
This desert low watering spring blooming tree does well in the southwest. There are several varieties that you use can use for your landscaping needs. You will see these trees along the arroyos and ditch banks of the desert southwest.

The natural desert willow is drought tolerant and provides long lasting blooms. It is deciduous in the southwest with long purple like trumpet like flowers. Moderate grower up to 20ft. tall and 15ft wide. You can trim them for the one tree look or leave them alone for multi-trunk type large shrub.

Below is the  Chilopsis linearis ‘Burgundy’ desert willow.  Very similar to the one above but the flowers are a darker burgundy color, thus it’s name.

Desert Willow Tree

Desert Willow Tree


A very drought tolerant small desert tree. This one produces no seed pods and blooms longer than the regular Desert Willow. This means very little cleanup or maintenance during the fall seasons. Hummingbirds and butterflies love the trumpet-like blooms. Beautiful easy care tree for rock landscapes or xeriscape garden.

And a longer more colorful desert gardening season. Ask for them at your nearest Garden Store.  Color Your World Nurseries will usually have this type of tree in stock.  USDA Zone: 7-9.

Most of our desert trees come from Wholesale Nurseries.


Paul Guzman – General Manager of Guzman’s Greenhouse. Gardener, Husband, Father and Grandfather. Webmaster of

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