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Re: Chitalpa x tashkentensis

Subject: Re: Chitalpa x tashkentensis
From: Wayne Tyson
Date: May 22 2020 04:31:37
I am familiar with "desert willow," (*Chilopsis linearis*) and catalpa, but
not the hybrid. I don't think of it as a "street" tree, but one never knows
. . . perhaps with prompt training . . .  The better US desert tree would
be desert ironwood, *Olneya tesota*. The 'palo verde' (*Parkinsonia[Cercidium]
floridum*) is faster-growing, but shorter-lived. They all need deep,
well-drained soils; they are phreatophytes.

Wayne

On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 3:25 AM Brewster, Ian <Ian.Brewster@xxxxxxx.co.uk>
wrote:

There is a consideration to plant a varied mix other than typical
ornamental Rosaceae varieties to try and build resilience within our
exiting Highway tree stock. The ‘Desert Willow’ is being considered and
wondered if anyone had experience of it, for example will it reach heights
to accommodate the average vehicle size and tolerant of urban
life/environment, as a street tree?
There is a consideration to plant a varied mix other than typical
ornamental Rosaceae varieties to try and build resilience within our
exiting Highway tree stock. The ‘Desert Willow’ is being considered and
wondered if anyone had experience of it, for example will it reach heights
to accommodate the average vehicle size and tolerant of urban
life/environment, as a street tree?
NPS




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