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Bubba Desert Willow

Chilopsis linearis 'Bubba'
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Striking Native Bubba Desert Willow

  • Knockout Purple Flowers
  • Easy Care
  • Marvelous Screen
  • Native Tree
  • Drought Tolerant

Whether you're obsessed with native plants or you just want to find that perfect ornamental plant that produces giant and stunning flowers, the Bubba Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis 'Bubba') is the right plant for you. With energetic and charming leaves, a form that is easily trained and violet flowers - it's hard to beat this slim-branched beauty.

This variety of Desert Willow has large blooms that will stop you in your tracks. These trumpet-shaped flowers are bicolored: lavender with magenta and violet. With layers of purples and romantic ruffles with yellow streaks, these flowers are often compared to orchids in the intricacy of their shape. They cover the tree from summer to fall and will attract a wide range of beneficial pollinators.

The Bubba Desert Willow has willow-like narrow leaves that range in length from three to five inches. These spritely, curved medium-to-yellow-green leaves stick upward and outward from narrow branches.

Why doesn't the Bubba Desert Willow droop with an umbrella canopy like other willows? Well, this spectacular plant isn't a true willow which explains its attractive and open canopy. It's actually related to the Catalpa tree. And as a desert native, originating in Arizona, it does a remarkable job holding up to heat and drought with minimal watering from time to time.

What do you do with such an attractive plant? You take advantage of its strengths. Give it room to grow into its full height and width. Use this as an incredible flowering screen or tall hedge.

There is always something to look at. The older stems become twisted and slightly contorted trunks with exfoliating bark. As the flowers finish late summer, they produce longer pods that persist through the winter months for visual interest.

As far as disease and pests go, this native has a high resistance to them all, making it a reliable performer and long-term investment.

Keep you Bubba Desert Willow thriving with tons of sun and well-drained soil. This tree is happy to grow in conditions that others may struggle with, including urban areas and low rainfall.

It's rare to find a native as stunning as the Bubba Desert Willow. Don't miss your chance to generate smiles or help your local pollinator population. Order this elegant and charming plant today.

More Information
Botanical Name Chilopsis linearis 'Bubba'
Mature Height 30 feet
Mature Spread 25 - 30 feet
Soil Type Well-Drained
Moisture Low
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Bloom Period Summer, Fall
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Required No
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Growing Zone Range 5-9
Bubba Desert Willow Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
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