Name: Chitalpa
Height: 15-20′
Width/Spread: 15-20′
Light: Sun
Evergreen/Deciduous: D
Seasonal Interest: Spring, Summer
Color/Feature: The azalea-like flowers and foliage are larger than desert willow and bloom throughout the summer.
EarthKindTM: 10
Maintenance: Prune for shape or to raise canopy; remove suckers.
Botanical Name

& Comments:

Chitalpa tashkentensis
Hybrid between Desert Willow and Northern Catalpa.  Relatively new tree. Unlike Desert Willow, it may be planted where drainage is a problem.


Learn about other waterwise large shrubs and small trees for Lubbock County, compiled by Lubbock Master Gardener Association.