Young Desert Willow Tree | Chitalpa tashkentensis ‘Summer Bells’


Did you know that the Chitalpa tashkentensis 'Summer Bells' blooms for about 2 to 3 weeks and that the plant can flower twice in a growing season? And this with orchid-like pink flowers that have a yellow calyx.

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Can be planted throughout the year

Total Height

The Chitalpa tashkentensis ‘Summer Bells’, also known as Desert Willow, is a small tree or shrub that can reach a maximum height of 8 meters.


Leaf Shape and Leaf Color

Characteristic of this young Desert Willow tree are the long, narrow leaves, which have a dull green color. These leaves provide a refreshing contrast when the pink flowers appear in summer. The combination of leaf shape and color contributes to the attractiveness of this tree.



The flowering of the Chitalpa tashkentensis ‘Summer Bells’ is also unique. In June/August, orchid-like pink flowers with a yellow calyx appear on the plant. The flowering lasts for about 2 to 3 weeks, and the plant can bloom up to twice in a growing season.


Butterflies and Bees

The flowers have a sweet scent, making them a good food source for butterflies and bees. Thus, you can enjoy a beautiful Desert Willow tree in your garden surrounded by butterflies and bees.


Location/Soil Type

The Chitalpa tashkentensis ‘Summer Bells’ is a relatively rare plant that prefers full sun on fertile, well-draining soil. It does not tolerate paving over the roots.


How to plant the tree?

  1. Determine the final location of the tree and ensure it is free from cables, debris, old plants, and other obstacles that may hinder the tree's growth.
  2. Dig a planting hole that is twice the width of the root ball. Loosen the soil at the bottom of the planting hole and mix the excavated soil with (organic) garden soil or planting substrate.
  3. Adjust the planting hole to the height where the root ball fits and firmly press the soil.
  4. Fill the planting hole with water and wait for it to settle. Check if the root ball is sufficiently moist.
  5. Place the tree or plant in the planting hole. It is extremely important that the tree is not planted too deep, as this can cause root rot.
  6. Insert a tree stake or bamboo stake firmly into the ground on the side of the tree where the most wind comes from.
  7. Now, place the watering ring or create a mound of soil around the tree so that water can seep into the ground.


Why Choose a Young Tree from Amitis

  • Easy to plant yourself due to the compact size and light weight
  • Conveniently delivered to your home in a sturdy packaging
  • Experience the growth and development of your own tree
  • Easy to maintain
  • Cultivate the size and growth form you are looking for
  • Attain mature size within a short time
  • Can be planted year-round as everything is delivered in pots
  • No root loss and better chances of establishment as everything is pot-grown
  • Cost-effective purchase
  • Fresh, healthy plants directly from the grower



Want to know more about pruning? Read our page on tree maintenance! Feel free to contact us; we are happy to assist!


  • Mature Height

    5-6 meters
  • Flower color

    Light pink
  • Flowering months

  • Location

    Sun-semi shade
  • Fruits

  • Evergreen

    Not wintergreen
  • Winter hardiness

  • Leaf color in summer

  • Leaf color in autumn



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