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Chitalpa

Chitalpa X tashkentensis
Garden Chitalpa
20

35 feet
20

35 feet
Hybrid
  • Full Sun
  • Very Low
  • Flowering
  • Birds
  • Hummingbirds

About This Plant

Full sun. Deciduous, thornless and fast-growing, with a low, spreading canopy and pale pink trumpet flowers from spring through fall. It provides terrific shade for old-fashioned garden plants (and gardeners). Chitalpa combines the size of Southern Catalpa (Catalpa bignonioides) with the ornamental display of Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis). An odd inter-generic hybrid, it was first produced in Uzbekistan in the 1960s and not introduced to the U.S. until 1997.

Maintenance

Chitalpa’s growth tends to be sloppy rather than stately; some pruning and training helps manage its size and growth habit. It tends to branch very low to the ground. Remove no more than 25% of the canopy during any 5-year cycle. The leaves may suffer from mildew in heavily irrigated settings.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Tree
Size:
20-35' H, 20-35' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
Wildlife:
Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Pink, White
Bloom Time:
June, July, August, September
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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