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Best Burgundy' Desert Willow

Best Burgundy' Desert Willow

Regular price $84.20 USD
Regular price Sale price $84.20 USD
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Plant Type: Trees
Plant Height: 15-30 feet
Spread: 15-25 feet
Flower Color: burgundy, pink or lavender
Sun Exposure: Full sun


The 'Bubba' Desert Willow, scientifically known as Chilopsis linearis 'Bubba', is a highly regarded cultivar of the native Desert Willow tree, celebrated for its robust growth, large flowers, and extended blooming period. This selection is particularly noted for its striking burgundy, pink to lavender flowers that boast a deep burgundy throat, providing a vibrant splash of color in the landscape.

Growing to about 15 to 30 feet tall with a spread of 15 to 25 feet, 'Bubba' forms a naturally open, airy canopy with a slightly weeping habit. Its narrow, linear leaves resemble those of willows, though the Desert Willow is not a true willow but rather a member of the Bignoniaceae family. From late spring through fall, the tree produces an abundance of large, trumpet-shaped flowers that attract hummingbirds, bees, and other pollinators.

Adapted to full sun, 'Bubba' Desert Willow thrives in well-draining soil and is remarkably drought-tolerant once established, making it an excellent choice for water-wise gardens and xeriscaping. It is well-suited to a variety of landscapes, including urban gardens, due to its tolerance of pollution and adaptability to different soil types, including alkaline conditions.

In landscaping, the 'Bubba' Desert Willow is often used as a specimen tree, in naturalized areas, or as part of a wildlife garden. Its attractive foliage, stunning floral display, and ability to provide shade make it a versatile and desirable addition to any garden seeking to incorporate drought-tolerant and native plants.

Overall, the 'Bubba' Desert Willow is a valuable and beautiful tree for arid and semi-arid landscapes, offering both aesthetic appeal and environmental benefits. Its ease of care, tolerance of drought and poor soils, and the beauty of its flowers make it a popular choice among gardeners and landscape designers looking to create sustainable and vibrant outdoor spaces.

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