(Chilopsis linearis)
The desert willow is a beautiful small tree native to west Texas. It has long, thin leaves like a willow, and fragrant pink, lavender or white flowers at the ends of the branches all summer. Best planted in gravelly soil in raised beds here, with expanded shale or gravel mulch–it is used to less rainfall and will decline if it stays too wet. Perfect for low-water use landscapes where the irrigation can be fine-tuned. Prune often to shape trunks and encourage bloom.

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