From:Tupelo, MS Region: Southeast Topic: Trees Title: Will desert willow (Chlopsis linearis) grow in N. E. Mississippi Answered by: Nan Hampton
I am located in N.E. Mississippi. A friend of mine sent me a few desert willow seeds. I have about 5 plants growing now that are about 6 inches tall. I was wanting to know first of all, is it possible for this plant to survive in this area and if so can you give me any tips on caring for it. Thanks for any help!
Chilopsis linearis (desert willow) is adapted to the hot arid regions of the Southwest and is hardy to USDA Zone 7B, according to the University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service description. Tupelo is in USDA Hardiness Zone 7A or 7B so the winter temperature shouldn't be a problem, especially if you place the trees in a protected location. A potential problem is too much moisture. Since the desert willow, as its name suggests, lives in arid regions, it is not likely to tolerate having its "feet" stay wet. If you are putting it in the ground, make sure the area has very good drainage. You might do best planting your plants in large containers with a high component of sand in the soil to ensure adequate drainage.
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