Scientific Name: x Chitalpa tashkentensis 'Pink Dawn'
Common Name: Pink Dawn chitalpa, desert willow
Family Name: Bignoniaceae
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 7 - 10m x 7 - 10m (height x width)
Habit: Dense, Spreading, Twiggy, Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Attract beneficial insects, Attract butterflies, Shade tree, Specimen plant, Summer interest, Tall background
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Opposite, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Pubescent, Elliptic, Lanceolate, Entire
Flowers: Raceme, Pink, Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Capsule, Aborted (hybrids) or absent, Green, Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Rare tree or shrub; leaves lanceolate, most 13-18cm long x 3-4cm wide, margins entire, slightly puckered. Winter ID: multi-stem, low bole; twigs grey, pubescent, leaf scar protruding, some opposite to almost wholed, buds olive-coloured, appear squished (horizontal oval), 1-2mm long.