Bubba Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis var. linearis 'Bubba')

Environment: This plant tolerates drought and salt well. This plant will grow in very dry soil. Suitable soil is well-drained/loamy, sandy or clay. The pH preference is an acidic to alkaline (less than 6.8 to more than 7.7) soil.

Attributes and Features:

  • Extremely drought and heat tolerant
  • Attracts birds and butterflies
  • Prolific Bloomer - tubular, showy, fragrant, bi-color lavender and dark purple
  • Not invasive
  • Not related to Willows 

 

USDA Hardiness Zone :  7a - 10
Exposure :  Full sun
Mature Height :  15 - 25 feet
Mature Spread :  10 - 15 feet
Flower :  Late spring to late summer/early fall, bi-color of lavender and dark purple, showy, ruffled, trumpet shaped
Fruit :  Tan
Foliage :  Green, matte
Fall Color :  Not showy
Form/Shape :  Upright, multi-stem, spreading
Growth Rate :  Medium to fast growth rate
Persistence :  Deciduous Tree
Family Name :  Bignoniaceae (Bignonia)

Plant Care

Sizes

15 Gallon :  Currently Available
    Height  : 4.5 - 5.5'
    Spread : 3'

15 Gallon - Patio/Standard :  Currently Available
    Caliper : 1 - 1.25"
    Height  : 7 - 8'
    Spread : 3 - 3.5'

24" Box - Patio :  Currently Available
    Caliper : 1.75 - 2"
    Height  : 8.5 - 9'
    Spread : 4 - 5'

24" Box - Full to Base :  Currently Available
    Height  : 8 - 8.5'
    Spread : 4 - 5'

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