The Desert Willow grows in acidic, alkaline, drought tolerant, loamy, sandy, well drained, wide range, clay soils.
The Desert-willow requires little maintenance and produces flowers at peak season.
Desert-Willow should be grown in full sun and is extremely drought-tolerant. While the trees will grow better with adequate moisture, they will not tolerate over-watering. The multi-trunked, well branched habit of growth and thick growth make Desert-Willow well suited for a wide screen or tall hedge. Groups can be planted in a large-scale landscape for a splash of color.
The seeds of the Desert Willow are eaten by wildlife and the flowers often attract hummingbirds. It can provide a nesting site for desert birds and ground cover for other animals.
The branches of the Desert-willow have been used to make thatch roofs. This tree resembles a willow in appearance, but is not related.
The Desert-willow cannot grow in wet or heavy soils.
The leaves of the Desert-willow has inch-long dark green leaves.
The blooms are fragrant and pink.
This shrub flowers in mid-summer..
This shrub produces a ten-inch long seed-pod that persist throughout the winter.