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Calliandra californica (Baja Fairy Duster)

Calliandra californica
Baja Fairy Duster, Red Fairy Duster, Flame Bush

Bright red, tufted flowers provide year around color and nectar for hummingbirds, although the showiest displays are from spring through fall. This semi-deciduous shrub has ferny green foliage and an open irregular form that lends itself well to natural landscapes. Use in full sun or part shade. Some twig damage may occur below 25° F. Shape or prune lightly in late spring.

Plant Type Shrub
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low, Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 9 (20° F)
Flower Color Red
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Growth Rate Fast, Moderate
Height 4' - 6' (ft)
Spread 4' - 6' (ft)
Spacing 4' - 6' (ft)
Characteristics Evergreen, Showy
Attracts Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Tolerance Drought
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: GCS
Image by: GCS

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