Today's bloom is Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis)

Bloom of the Day for May 10th, 2011:

Type of plant: Trees, Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Bloom color: Pink, Rose/Mauve, Magenta (Pink-Purple), Bright Yellow, Purple, White/Near White

Bloom time of year: Mid Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall

Sun requirements: Sun to Partial Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 6a to Zone 9b

Height: 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)

Spacing: 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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petralittledog wrote:
Another new to me beautiful plant and in my favorite color.

locakelly wrote:
Nice shot Xeno!! The flowers of Desert Willow smell lovely and they are in full bloom now;o) Will be adding one of these to my yard this year!

Xenomorf wrote:
Thank you all. Xeno.

bonehead wrote:
Very intriguing flower, and good to go for my zone. I don't think I've ever seen one before, must check out nurseries. I especially like the darker ones.

locakelly wrote:
It's a desert native tree bonehead and fairly fast growing. Very low water use. Perfect for desert environments. It's pretty easy to find at nurseries here so hopefully you are able to find one to try. We had way colder than normal temps this winter and the smaller trees at our church never even skipped a beat with several nights at or below freezing.