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Bubba Desert willow

Chilopsis linearis 'Bubba'

Not for clay soils because requires good drainage to thrive. Lovely deep pink fragrant flowers bloom in summer.

SMUD Availability:
Yes
Size:
Small
Height:
15-25 ft
Width:
15-25 ft
Water Needs:
Very Low
Evergreen or Deciduous:
Deciduous
Shape:
round
Fall color:
Yellow
Flowers:
Yes
Growth Rate:
Moderate to Fast
Sunset Zones:
7, 8, 9, 14
Diseases and pests:
Tends to get root rot in heavy soils
Useful as a street tree? Minimum planting strip width?:
No

Minimum Planting Distances

  • from a building foundation: 6 feet
  • from walks and driveways: 6 feet
  • from a utility overhead (such as an overhead power line): 3 feet
  • between trees: 12 feet

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