Desert willow

Chilopsis linearis

plant type:
tree
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
warm
cool
cover:
Moderate

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Loam
Sand
Gravel
Acceptable Soil conditions:
AcidicAlkalineMetalSaltCaliche

Location

Min elevation:
0
Max elevation:
5500
Counties: 
Cochise
Coconino
Gila
Graham
Greenlee
La Paz
Maricopa
Mohave
Pima
Pinal
Santa Cruz
Yavapai
Yuma

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
High
Germination Overall: 
High
Germination rate: 
Fast
Germination Requirements: 
NA
Reproduction: 
High
Establishment: 
High

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
ColdDisturbanceFireFloodingLow lightRiparian
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Tortoise habitatDrought resilienceErosion controlForage productionPollinator habitatIncreased soil healthWeed managementWildlife habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
Commonly available
Citations:

Simpson et al. 1989, Brown et al. 1981, Dreesen et al. 2002