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Calliandra surinamensis

Powder Puff Tree

Fairy Duster
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Calliandra surinamensis
Principal Common Name Powder Puff Tree
Common Name(s) Fairy Duster
Description Small flowering evergreen tree with exotic-looking pink or red flowers cold hardy to 25 degrees F.
General Comments The unusual bloom look like powder puff or feather dusters and the compound leaves give the plant a fine texture appearance in the garden.
Nativity Brazil, Suriname
Height Range 10 - 0 FT
Spread Range 10 - 0 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Medium Green
Leaf Texture
Form Shrub : Small Tree
Flower Color Red : Rose Pink
Flower Time Continuous
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Partial Shade
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium : Sparse
Outstanding Features Color : Drought tolerant : Flower : Form : Texture

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