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EL NIÑO™ CHITALPA
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Hardiness Zone: 6-9 · Mature Height: 5-8 Feet · Mature Spread: 4-6 Feet
Buy El Niño™ Chitalpa online. El Niño™ Chitalpa is yet another amazing introduction by Dr. Tom Ranney from North Carolina State University! This hybrid tree features dark purple flowers that produced on the ends of the branches in late spring to early summer. Long and thin leaves appear in early spring. This plant's true claim to fame? It's one of the first dwarf introductions of Chitalpa cultivars, only growing to 5-8' tall by 4-6' wide. Perfect for small, sunny spaces as a specimen!ew, uniquely compact introduction.
Family: Bignoniaceae · Common Name: Chitalpa
FREE with every plant purchased:
- The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
- A pre-applied, pre-measured amount of time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for up to one year.
- Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
- Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
- Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.
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EL NIÑO™ CHITALPA Plant Characteristics
|•||Proven Winners® Color Choice®|
|•||Leaf Scorch - Moderate Resistance|
|•||Leaf Spot - Moderate Resistance|
|•||Powdery Mildew - Low Resistance|
|•||Root Rot - High Resistance|
Leaf Color Fall*
Leaf Color Spring*
Leaf Color Summer*
Preferred Soil Conditions*
|•||Adapts Well to Most Soil Types|
|•||Low Water Use|
|•||Prefers High pH (Alkaline Soils)|
|•||Tolerates High pH (Alkaline Soils)|
|•||Cuttings or Divisions|
Season of Interest*
|•||Late Spring/Early Summer|
|•||Late Summer/Early Autumn|
|•||Near Water Gardens or Ponds|
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EL NIÑO™ CHITALPA Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips
Chitalpa is easy to grow and adapt to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer.
Interesting Notes About EL NIÑO™ CHITALPA
Flowers are similar to azalea blooms, and provide nectar for hummingbirds and butterflies.