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Striking Native Bubba Desert Willow

  • Knockout Purple Flowers
  • Easy Care
  • Marvelous Screen
  • Native Tree
  • Drought Tolerant

Whether you're obsessed with native plants or you just want to find that perfect ornamental plant that produces giant and stunning flowers, the Bubba Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis 'Bubba') is the right plant for you. With energetic and charming leaves, a form that is easily trained and violet flowers - it's hard to beat this slim-branched beauty.

This variety of Desert Willow has large blooms that will stop you in your tracks. These trumpet-shaped flowers are bicolored: lavender with magenta and violet. With layers of purples and romantic ruffles with yellow streaks, these flowers are often compared to orchids in the intricacy of their shape. They cover the tree from summer to fall and will attract a wide range of beneficial pollinators.

The Bubba Desert Willow has willow-like narrow leaves that range in length from three to five inches. These spritely, curved medium-to-yellow-green leaves stick upward and outward from narrow branches.

Why doesn't the Bubba Desert Willow droop with an umbrella canopy like other willows? Well, this spectacular plant isn't a true willow which explains its attractive and open canopy. It's actually related to the Catalpa tree. And as a desert native, originating in Arizona, it does a remarkable job holding up to heat and drought with minimal watering from time to time.

What do you do with such an attractive plant? You take advantage of its strengths. Give it room to grow into its full height and width. Use this as an incredible flowering screen or tall hedge.

There is always something to look at. The older stems become twisted and slightly contorted trunks with exfoliating bark. As the flowers finish late summer, they produce longer pods that persist through the winter months for visual interest.

As far as disease and pests go, this native has a high resistance to them all, making it a reliable performer and long-term investment.

Keep you Bubba Desert Willow thriving with tons of sun and well-drained soil. This tree is happy to grow in conditions that others may struggle with, including urban areas and low rainfall.

It's rare to find a native as stunning as the Bubba Desert Willow. Don't miss your chance to generate smiles or help your local pollinator population. Order this elegant and charming plant today.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Bubba Desert Willow Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Botanical Name Chilopsis linearis 'Bubba'
Mature Height 30 feet
Mature Spread 25 - 30 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Well-Drained
Moisture Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes