Calliandra haematocephala, Red Powder Puff
Habitat and Distribution
Calliandra is a genus of flowering plants in the pea family, Fabaceae, in the mimosoid clade of the subfamily Caesalpinioideae. It contains about 140 species that are native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas. Calliandra haematocephala Red Powder Puff is native to Bolivia.
Calliandra haematocephala Red Powder Puff is an evergreen shrub or small tree. It typically grows 10-15’ tall in its native habitat but can be easily maintained as a small shrub or hedge at 5 - 6 feet with pruning.
Cultivation & Culture
Calliandra haematocephala Red Powder Puff is an extremely versatile plant excelling as informal hedge, large accent, single yard specimen, backdrop for smaller plants, deck or patio container specimen or a small ornamental tree. It blooms primarily in fall and winter, but sporadic additional bloom may occur throughout the rest of the year. This tree is very adaptable to a wide range of sunlight, soil, and moisture. They like full to part sun, though they'll do fine in partial shade but won't flower as much. Powderpuff is drought tolerant once it's established. Hearty to zone 9 or above. If you're growing a row of these shrubs as a hedge, place them 4 to 6 feet apart. No serious insect or disease problems. An easy, carefree showstopper with stunning powderpuff blooms!
Comments and Curiosities
A big, fast-growing shrub that attracts hummingbirds with its puffs of bright blossoms.
Buds look like little berries which open into fuzzy powerpuff blossoms.
Butterflies and honeybees love this plant.
Bloom time is on and off year round, though you'll get heavier flowering during warmer months.
Nitrogen fixing ! ... for all the permaculture enthusiasts !
This plant will work in a large container.
️ Winter Shipping = add a Heat Pack
Safely shipped bare root in sterile medium.
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All of our plants are grown in various amounts of shade, therefore your plants will require a slow introduction into appropriate amounts of sun.
In most cases your plants will benefit from providing an environment with enhanced humidity upon arrival until root function has normalized.
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Plant / tree propagation is from seed unless method such as cutting or grafting is stated.
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Daniela & Dave
Let's Grow Florida !