CHILOPSIS linearis 'Burgundy'
Plant Common Name
Burgundy Desert Willow, Desert Willow
Burgundy desert willow is an upright, multi-stem, evergreen to semi-evergreen shrub or tree with a rounded to spreading crown. Leaves are green and narrow giving desert willow a slightly weeping habit. Tubular burgundy flowers with yellow throats occur abundantly in summer and are showy and fragrant. These produce elongated fruit pods.
Desert willow is native to the southwestern United States and Mexico where it is adapted to coarse, dry alkaline to acidic soils and full sun. It is a colorful ornamental feature plant that may also be used in land reclamation plantings.
AHS Heat Zone
9 - 8
USDA Hardiness Zone
8 - 9
3b, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
6'-30' / 1.8m - 9.1m
6'-25' / 1.8m - 7.6m
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer
Southwestern United States, Mexico
Container, Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Screening / Wind Break, Shade Trees
Sharp or Has Thorns
Birds, Hummingbirds, Butterflies