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Morning Cloud Chitalpa

Chitalpa tashkentensis 'Morning Cloud'

Valuable to wildlife

Characteristics:
Chitalpa is a rapid-growing, deciduous tree that typically grows to 20-35' tall with a dense, spreading, oval crown.

Growing Conditions:
Full sun. This tree is considered drought-tolerant and is fairly hardy, surviving temperatures as low as 0 degrees F (USDA hardiness Zone 6).

Uses:
Attractive, medium-sized landscape or street tree with a long summer flowering period.

Height:
Up to 35' at maturity

Width:
at maturity

Shape:
Oval-rounded

Flowers:
The trumpet-shaped flowers are white and pale pink in color

Leaves:
Leaves are willow-like; dull-green, lanceolate, 4-5

Bark:
Grey in color.

Chitalpa is a hybrid flowering tree, bred from Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis) for desert hardiness and color, and Southern Catalpa (Catalpa bignonioides) for larger blooms. It is a smaller flowering tree that fits in well with many contemporary landscapes.