El Nino™ Desert Orchid Chitalpa

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Features

Characteristics

Plant Needs

This plant is practically a unicorn. It’s a hybrid of two incredible North American natives - desert willow and catalpa. This resulted in absolutely lovely flowers that somehow look both like orchids and snapdragons, but are way easier to care for than either of those plants. You’ll get to enjoy these sweetly scented blooms starting in late spring or early summer, depending on where you live, and then sporadically throughout the summer.

  • Fragrant Flower

Characteristics

Plant Type:

Shrub

Garden Height:

60 - 96 Inches

Spacing:

48 - 72 Inches

Spread:

48 - 72 Inches

Foliage Colors:

Green

Flower Colors:

Purple

Foliage Shade:

Light Green

Habit:

Mounded

Container Role:

Thriller

Resists:

Deer

Plant Needs

Light Requirement:

Part Sun to Sun, Sun

Maintenance Category:

Easy

Bloom Time:

Summer

Hardiness Zones:

6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Water Category:

Average, Needs Good Drainage

Soil Fertility Requirement:

Average Soil

Uses:

Border Plant, Container, Landscape, Mass Planting

Light Requirement:

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Uses Notes:

Adds fragrance to any place it is planted.

Maintenance Notes:

Prune to shape in early spring, just as the new growth is beginning to emerge.

El Nino™Chitalpa'NCXC1'USPPA

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