Plant of the Week – Timeless Beauty® Desert Willow

Plant of the Week – Timeless Beauty® Desert Willow

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Chilopsis linearis ‘Monhews’ P.P. #11078
This unique selection is prized for its especially long flowering season, since it does not set seed. The tubular flowers are highly attractive to hummingbirds. Once established, needs only occasional watering. Deciduous to semi-evergreen.
Chilopsis Timeless Beauty
  • I don’t understand your statement………..with regard to “it doesn’t set seed. Mine has numerous seed pods. They look like vanilla beans hanging all over the plant. Aren’t they seed pods? If I split one open, they are full of what looks like seeds……….are they not seed?

    Thanks, Grace.

  • Hi Grace,
    It sounds like you don’t have a Timeless Beauty® Desert Willow, which is a unique selection patented by Monrovia. The Timeless Beauty® does not get pods. Let me know if you have any more questions.

    Thank you,
    Cara Bohardt
    Assistant Administrator

  • I agree, my Timeless Beauty has never set seed. It’s been in the ground for approximately 10 years. It’s beautiful!

  • Thank you for your input Teri! We appreciate it.

  • Mature size ????
    height especially
    Will it take full sun, and Tucson’s Foothills rocky soil?????

  • Hi Rose,
    The Desert Willow grows moderately to 15ft to 20ft. It will absolutely take our full sun and Tucson Foothill’s soil. This is a desert adapted tree and thrives in our climate.

    Thank you,

  • I’m looking for a tree that is of moderate size, will not send out shallow roots that could disturb patio bricks, requires little maintenance and is somewhat showy. Is this Desert Willow the one I’m seeking??

  • Hello Jim,
    Yes, the Timeless Beauty would be an excellent choice. Roots can be unpredictable. I would suggest using a root barrier on the side of your patio bricks (Ewing Irrigation has root barriers).

  • How hardy is it? Would be a good plant/tree for Green Valley? Thanks.

  • Desert Willow is hardy to 0°F. They should be just fine in Green Valley.


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