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El Nino™ Desert Orchid

Chitalpa x 'El Nino'
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Deciduous shrub with rounded, mounding habit and light green, spear-shaped leaves. Clusters of light purple flowers with mild sweet fragrance adorn the shrub summer into fall. Use as a landscape accent, hedge, border or grow in a container. 

Plant with Silver Grass


  • Landscape Size: 5'-8' tall, 4'-6' wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun or Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • USDA Zone: 6a
  • Growth Habit: Mounding, Rounded
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Attributes: Cold Hardy, Deciduous, Deer Resistant, Fragrant

See Green Thumb Guide below for region specific information.


Green Thumb Guide

Flourishes in well draining, enriched soil. Prune in late winter to encourage dense growth. Feed with an all purpose fertilizer in spring before new growth appears.

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions.

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices (Opens in new window)
Visit: National County Extension Offices (Opens in new window)



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