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Common along the dry washes throughout the Southwest, this deciduous tree usually grows in a shrubby, multi-trunked form, but older plants may reach 25 feet tall and as wide. Long, narrow bright green leaves give the tree a willowy appearance. The large orchid-like flowers provide warm season color, and attract hummingbirds and bees. The fragrant flowers range from white to dark pink. Long tan seed pods persist on the plant after flowering. Plant in full sun or part shade and provide well-drained soil

Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearsis)