Common along dry washes throughout the Southwest, this deciduous tree usually grows in a shrubby, multi-trunked form. Long narrow bright green leaves give a willowy appearance. Large orchid-like flowers provide warm season color, attracting hummingbirds and bees. When grown from seed, genetic variation results in flowers ranging in color from white to dark pink. Long woody seed pods persist on the plant after flowering. Plant in full sun or part shade and provide well-drained soil.