Chilopsis linearis (Desert Willow) - Deciduous shrub or tree, native to Southwest desert washes. Grows 15-30 ft. tall X 10-20 ft. wide. At first it can grow 3 ft. per year, then slows, eventually developing shaggy bark and twisting trunks. Narrow, willowy leaves. From spring to fall, fragrant, trumpet-shaped blossoms with crimped lobes appear. Flower color varies among seedlings - may be reddish purple, lavender, rose, pink, or white, often marked with purple and gold. Drops it leaves early but holds a heavy, messy-looking crop of seedpods through winter. Thin occasionally to enhance picturesque shape.