Desert willow SEEDS, (Chilopsis linearis) flowering tree
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.
- sowing in late fall/winter
- Scarification: none required.
- Stratification: store in wet sand for several days.