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Calliandra eriophylla | Fairy Duster

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Family: Fabaceae

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This fine-textured shrub grows 3' tall and 3'-4' wide. It blooms heavily in spring and intermittently through the rest of year in response to moisture. It is quite cold tolerant although it will freeze to the ground in serious frost. Flower color ranges white to pink into sometimes red. It is good for erosion control and is drought tolerant. It will become deciduous over prolonged dry periods. It prefers coarse, well drained soil. Little pruning is needed. Also called: False Mesquite  Information by: GardenSoft

Anatomy

Plant Type

Shrub

Height Range

1-3', 3-6'

Width Range

1-3', 3-6'

Flower Color

Pink

Flower Season

Spring, Intermittent

Leaf Color

Green, Dark Green

Bark Color

n/a

Fruit Color

n/a

Fruit Season

n/a

Culture

Sun

Full, Half

Water

Very Low

Growth Rate

Moderate

Soil Type

Sandy, Loam

Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral

Adverse Factors

n/a

Sunset Zones

10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Susceptibilities

n/a

Tolerances

Heat, Windy Conditions, Rabbits

Design

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers

Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer

Location Uses

Foundation, Parking Strip, Parking Lot, Raised Planter, With Rocks

Special Uses

Mass Planting

Attracts Wildlife

Hummingbirds

 

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