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Calliandra eriophylla (Pink Fairy Duster)

Calliandra eriophylla
Pink Fairyduster, Fairyduster, Mesquitilla, Mock Mesquite

This tough native shrub occurs on dry rocky hills at elevations from 2000-5000 feet. Tiny fern-like green leaves drop in the winter or in extreme summer drought to expose the the densely-branched form. Light pink to white powder puff flowers appear for a short time in the spring. This plant is cold, heat and drought tolerant, but prefers coarse well-drained soil.

Plant Type Native, Shrub
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 8 (10° F)
Flower Color Pink
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Winter
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 1' - 3' (ft)
Spread 1' - 3' (ft)
Spacing 1' - 3' (ft)
Characteristics Evergreen, Semi-Evergreen, Showy
Attracts Hummingbirds
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Mass Planting
Tolerance Cold, Drought, Heat
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil PH Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: GCS
Image by: GCS
Image by: GCS

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