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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 Characteristics

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 Characteristics

Flower notes : Big puffs of watermelon red stamens.

Flower color : Red

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 10 ft.

Average size maturity height : 10 ft.

Growth rate : Fast

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 30 to 35 F (Z10a)

Sunset zone : 13, 16-21

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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