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Calliandra haematocephala | Pink Powder Puff

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Synonym Names: Calliandra inequilatera

Family: Fabaceae

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This evergreen shrub will grow 10' tall and wide. It produces puff-ball, red flowers that bloom in winter and spring. Foliage is evergreen, with copper colored new growth, changing to dark green. Pods appear after blooming period and will "explode" at times spewing seeds. It is a beautiful espalier plant. This shrub does best in full sun with well draining soil. It tolerates coastal as well as desert areas. Prune after bloom period. Low watering needs once it's established.  Information by: GardenSoft

Anatomy

Plant Type

Shrub

Height Range

6-12'

Width Range

6-12'

Flower Color

Red

Flower Season

Winter, Spring

Leaf Color

Dark Green, Orange

Bark Color

n/a

Fruit Color

Brown

Fruit Season

Summer

Culture

Sun

Full

Water

Low, Medium

Growth Rate

Fast

Soil Type

Sandy, Loam, Rocky

Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral

Adverse Factors

n/a

Sunset Zones

13, 22, 23, 24

Susceptibilities

n/a

Tolerances

Heat, Smog, Rabbits

Design

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Seascape, Spanish, Tropical

Accenting Features

Espalier, Showy Flowers, Silhouette, Specimen

Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring

Location Uses

Background, Perennial Border, Shrub Border, Patio, Raised Planter, Walls / Fences

Special Uses

Cascade, Hedge, Screen

Attracts Wildlife

Hummingbirds

 

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