This tree’s name certainly gives you clues to its attributes. It prefers full sun conditions and is extremely drought-tolerant. And while the desert-willow is not actually related to the willow, the tree does resemble it in appearance.
The multi-trunked, well-branched growth habit and thick growth make the desert-willow well suited for a wide screen or tall hedge. Groups can also be planted in a large-scale landscape for a splash of midsummer color.