Desert Willow Chilopsis linearis

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Chilopsis linearis

Family:

Bignoniaceae

Genus:

Chilopsis

Species:

linearis

Common Name:

Desert Willow

Lot#:
050796
Seeds Per Pound:
72,186
Quantity:
1.78 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
58
Germination:
77%
Germination Test Type:
estimate
Purity:
95%
Height:
20-30 feet
Collection Locale:
AZ
Crop Year:
2005
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
8
In Stock: 1.78 lb
Prices
  • CHILOPSIS linearis

Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
8.95
1 oz
22.91
1 lb
102.97
Growing Info:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: store in wet sand for several days.
Germination: Sow in spring , sow seed 1/4" deep, keep moist, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Chilopsis is a genus of flowering plant , containing a single species , Chilopsis linearis . It is a small tree native to the southwestern United States and Mexico . Despite the common name Desert-willow , given because of its willow -like leaves, it is actually a member of the bignonia family, Bignoniaceae . It is commonly seen in washes and along riverbanks at elevations below 1500 m in its range.
* It is cultivated for its large, showy flowers, and tolerance of hot, dry climates. Although the natural growth is a very irregular shape, it can be readily pruned into a conventional tree shape.
* Parts of the plant have been used in traditional medicine. It has been used to treat fungal infections such as candidiasis and athlete's foot, as well as wounds and cough.
* The young pliable twigs are woven into baskets. The bark is removed and the shoots are used unsplit as rod foundations in coil basketry. more...
* It is pollinated primarily by large bees in the family Apidae, such as carpenter bees, bumblebees, Anthophora, and Centris. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov