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Chilopsis linearis 'Monhews'

Family: Bignoniaceae (big-no-nih-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Chilopsis (kye-LOP-sis) (Info)
Species: linearis (lin-AIR-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Monhews
Additional cultivar information: (PP11078)

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive UtahTropics12 On May 5, 2013, UtahTropics12 from Orem, UT wrote:

I've had One of these in my garden for 5 years In Zone 6b! It's done so great! And hasn't had any damage! It produces beautiful flowers every year! I've seen a couple of these growing in my area! And one tree that is over 20 feet tall and it doing great! And has had no problems!

Positive crazymary On May 31, 2009, crazymary from Lodi, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Love this tree. It has grown 2 ft. per year and is now a multibranched 6 foot tree and growing. It looks lovely in the breeze and flowers from early May until I don't know when. Looks great with ornamental grasses in front.

Neutral Kell On Jun 17, 2007, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

This cultivar does not set seed so it has a much longer flowering period. Water regularly the first season till it has grown its deep roots then watering can be reduced. Hummingbirds are attracted to this plant. This bloom is bicolored.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tucson, Arizona
Huntington, Arkansas
Rancho Cucamonga, California
San Jose, California
Santa Clarita, California
Albuquerque, New Mexico (2 reports)
Lovington, New Mexico
Edmond, Oklahoma
Woodward, Oklahoma
Grand Prairie, Texas
Liberty Hill, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Lindon, Utah
Orem, Utah
Amelia Court House, Virginia

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