Botanical Name: Calliandra eriophylla
 Common Name: Pink Fairy Duster
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub

 

Height Range

3-6'

 

Flower Color

Pink

 

Flower Season

Winter, Spring

 

Leaf Color

Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full

 

Water

Very Low

 

Growth Rate

Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Loam

 

Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish, Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers

 

Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall

 

Location Uses

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

 

Special Uses

Mass Planting, Naturalizing

 

Attracts Wildlife

Hummingbirds, Butterflies

Information by: Kathleen Moore

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

Fine-textured shrub grows to 3' x 4'. Pink powderpuff blooms appear heavily spring, intermittently through fall. Quite cold and drought tolerant. Attracts hummingbirds. Native to the southwestern deserts.
Frost tolerant to 5 F.