Pink Powder Puff
These evergreen shrubs or trees are grown mainly for their flowers' long silky stamens, 10-100 per flower, that form big watermelon-red puff balls from fall to early spring. Each leaf is composed of 5-10 pairs of elliptic, glossy, dark green leaflets. The lax growth of this species makes it well suited to espaliering.
Calliandra haematocephala (C. inaequilatera)
Leaf notes : New growth is copper turning a dark green.
Leaf texture : Glossy
Leaf shape : Compound; 10-12 elliptic leaflets
Leaf color : Dark green
Flower notes : Big puffs of watermelon red stamens.
Flower color : Red
Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen
Average size maturity width : 10 ft.
Average size maturity height : 10 ft.
Growth rate : Fast
USDA Zone : 30 to 35 F (Z10a)
Sunset zone : 13, 16-21
Water requirements : Regular
Light exposure : Sun
Attractive bark :Yes