Desert Willow Tree (Chilopsis linearis)


Desert Willow

Chilopsis linearis

  • Impressive, tall, and formal looking tree
  • Creates a thick column of evergreen shade
  • Remarkably low maintenance and pruning required
  • Dense growth habit with multiple upright-growing branches
  • Native to the southwestern United States and Mexico

The Desert Willow Tree, botanical name Chiilopsis linearis, has many desirable characteristics and a look that make it one of the most sought after in Texas. They feature attractive green foliage color and trumpet-shaped blossoms that bloom from spring to fall. These nectar-rich flowers will attract hummingbirds into your garden, creating a fun scene everyone will love! Their picturesque shape and small to medium size make them an excellent choice for planting in smaller areas. We also like to plant these impressive, formal looking trees as a visual screen along property lines to block unwanted views in style or as a windbreak to protect from those windy Houston days!

Once established, Desert Willow trees are drought tolerant with low to moderate watering needs. They love full sun exposure and as they grow, develop twisting trunks that look stunning under nighttime landscape lighting! They are extremely tolerant of poor soil, so they are ideally suited for growing in the Houston area. With its attractive foliage, exotic blooms and beautiful structure, planting this tree into any landscape is a sure fire way to add instant curb appeal!

Chilopsis linearis has a moderate growth rate, so if you are looking for a bigger tree, visit Big Tex Tree Nursery, and one of our nursery pro’s will be glad to help you select the perfect specimen for your landscaping needs. We have impressive Desert Willow trees for sale, in a variety of sizes, and we are the growers, so we can assure that these are the perfect best-looking trees you will find anywhere in Texas!

We make it easy to revamp your landscape! Our professional planting and delivery service will get any sized order planted into your landscape and treated with specialized fertilizers that get your plants growing just right. We love to do the work!


Gorgeous, trumpet-shaped, sweetly fragrant flowers and is perfect for decorating any yard!

Drought and cold tolerant

Airy foliage casts a light but cooling shade.

Visually appealing in many landscape styles