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The Pink Dawn Chitalpa: A Spectacular Addition to Any Yard

Spectacular and dramatic, the Pink Dawn Chitalpa is a hybrid between the Chilopsis linearis and the Catalpa bignonioides, and is a deciduous tree in the family Bignoniaceae. The large, trumpet-shaped flowers are a beautiful shades of pink and lavender, and they bloom from late spring through early summer. The Pink Dawn Chitalpa is a stunning addition to any garden, and it is relatively easy to care for.

Pink Dawn Chitalpa
Pink Dawn Chitalpa 
Frau Siebenschläfer, CC BY-SA 3.0,
via Wikimedia Commons
Environment-wise, the trees grow best in full sun to partial shade. The tree, like catalpa breeds and desert willows, have showy flowers and the tree can flower in spring, summer, or fall depending on your location.

The tree prefers soil that is moist to dry. The expected height can be up to 35 feet but is typically around 25 feet. It is a tree that is adapted to grow in zones 6 through 9.

This hybrid tree breed can live anywhere from 50 years to 150 years. The lawn litter from a Chitalpa isn't nearly as much as that from a Catalpa.

All around, the Pink Dawn Chitalpa is a unique and excellent flowering tree that is perfect as an accent in your yard. The tree also fits in well in flower garden setting. For a possibly slightly taller tree, you can plant your Chitalpa in partial shade. For maximum blooming, plant the tree in full sun and with moderate soil moisture.

Some of the attributes that make the Pink Dawn Chitalpa so popular include:

- Its beautiful pink flowers

- Its long blooming season

- Its resistance to many different types of pests and diseases

- Its ability to grow in a wide range of climates

View other varieties of flowering Bignoniaceae trees


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