Chilopsis linearis 'Warren Jones'
Desert Willow, Desert Catalpa
Deciduous, Shrubs, Trees, Flowers
The plant grows to 15–30 ft. tall, 10–20 ft.wide; grows fast at first (as much as 3 ft. in a season), then slows. With age, develops shaggy bark and twisting trunks. Narrow, willow-type leaves 2–5 in. long. Spring to fall, produces fragrant trumpet-shaped blossoms with crimped lobes, similar to those of catalpa; blooms are like small cattleya orchids and attract hummingbirds. Flower color varies among seedlings—may be reddish purple, lavender, rose, pink, or white, often marked with purple and gold. Nurseries select for good color, large size, ruffled form. Gallon-size plants can bloom first year. Drops leaves early; holds a heavy crop of catalpa-like seedpods through winter and can look messy. Thin growth to enhance picturesque shape.'Warren Jones'
Large, ruffled blossoms in pure, unshaded pink with paler throat. Holds leaves long; evergreen in warm-winterclimates.
White flowers with apale yellow throat. Wispy, opengrowth.
All-purple flowers; 15 to 30 ft. tall and wide.
Large, ruffled blossoms in pure, unshaded pink with paler throat. Holds leaves long; evergreen in warm...