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Desert Willow

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: 10-20 feet
Flower Color: pink or lavender
Sun Exposure: Full sun


Desert Willow is a deciduous tree native to the southwestern United States and Mexico. It's not a true willow but gets its name from the willow-like appearance of its leaves. This tree is particularly valued in landscaping for its attractive flowers and its ability to thrive in hot, dry climates.

One of the most striking features of the Desert Willow is its flowers. These blooms are trumpet-shaped, fragrant, and appear in shades of pink, lavender, and sometimes white, with distinctive yellow and purple markings inside. They bloom from late spring to early fall, providing a long-lasting display of color. The flowers are not only visually appealing but also attract hummingbirds and bees, making the tree beneficial for local ecosystems.

In addition to its flowers, the Desert Willow has long, narrow, and slightly curved leaves that give it a delicate and graceful appearance. The tree's growth habit is often irregular, with a twisting trunk and open canopy, adding to its unique charm.

Desert Willow is highly drought-tolerant once established and prefers well-drained soils. It's often used in xeriscaping, naturalized plantings, and as a specimen tree in both residential and public landscapes. Its moderate size makes it suitable for smaller gardens as well.

In terms of care, the Desert Willow requires minimal maintenance. It can be pruned to encourage a more tree-like form, or left to grow naturally as a large shrub. This adaptability, along with its stunning floral display and resilience to harsh conditions, makes it a favored choice in regions with hot, dry climates.

The combination of its aesthetic appeal, low water requirements, and ecological benefits makes the Desert Willow an excellent choice for gardeners looking to add beauty and character to water-conserving landscapes.

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