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Calliandra emarginata /Red Powder Puff

Calliandra emarginata   / Calliandra emarginata
Shrub in bloom in April
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Shrub in bloom in April

Red, mimosa-like flowers have nectar that attracts hummingbirds

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Scientific Name: Calliandra emarginata
Common Name: Red Powder Puff
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: There is a very closely related cultivar that has pink flowers. Blossoms are present year round. As the winters have become milder, this plant coujld possibly survie in zone nine. Drougtht tolerant. This Powder Puff generally is 5' or more in height and spread.