Chilopsis linearis 'Purple Splendour'

Common Name:
Desert willow
Plant Type:
Deciduous shrub
Bignoniaceae (The Trumpet Vine Family)
Geographic Origin:
Southwestern States
California Native?:
Plant Size:
20 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Spring and summer
Flower Color:
Sun or light shade
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate to occasional watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 10 degrees F. or less
Heat loving shrub can also be grown as a small tree. Green leaves are narrow. Large mauve purple trumpet shaped flowers appear in the summer months. Native to sandy washes in deserts of California and the Southwest.