The desert willow has magnificent, pink spring blooms. Its large tubular flowers attract insects,
hummingbirds, and bees, and desert willow’s nectar reportedly makes some of the best honey in
This southwestern tree is not normally grown in the Mid-Atlantic region because it is not adapted
to our climate. However, the tree can survive if protected from extreme cold and given excellent
drainage. The unique microclimate produced by the southern exposure of this outer wall allows
this desert species to grow in our outdoor garden.