} Desert willow SEEDS, (Chilopsis linearis) flowering tree

Desert willow SEEDS, (Chilopsis linearis) flowering tree

$ 2.02
SKU P27955S

Ā Native to the southwestern regions of the United States and Mexico, desert willow (Chilopsis linearis) is a low-maintenance shrub that grows well in dry conditions in U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 7 through 9. Although its name indicates otherwise, this 10- to 15-foot shrub is not a true willow; rather, it belongs to the trumpet-creeper (Campsis radicans) family and it was named for its willow-like foliage. It blooms with large, trumpet-shaped flowers from the beginning of summer through the first frost and it is easily grown from seed.

  • Ā sowing in late fall/winter
  • Scarification:Ā none required.
  • Stratification:Ā store in wet sand for several days.
Germination:Ā Sow in spring , sow seed 1/4" deep, keep moist, mulch the seed bed. Although it may be possible to sow the seeds directly into theĀ soilĀ in theĀ garden, Plants for a Future recommends sowing the seeds in flats or nurseryĀ potsĀ in spring. Sow the seeds about 1/4 inch deep in moist pottingĀ soil. Once the seedlings have at least two sets of leaves and are large enough to handle, transplant them into individualĀ potsĀ filled with pottingĀ soil. Horizon Herbs, plant growers, recommend growing desert willow inĀ potsĀ for a year before transplanting them outdoors.