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Calliandra californica/Baja Fairy Duster

Calliandra californica / Calliandra californica
Flower and developing flower buds on plant in Southern California in late winter
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Flower and developing flower buds on plant in Southern California in late winter

Flowers and fine-textured foliage

Tassel-like flowers and flower buds

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Scientific Name: Calliandra californica
Common Name: Baja Fairy Duster
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Winter
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
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Comments: This evergreen to semi-evergreen shrub produces showy, bright red powerpuff to tassel-shaped flowers. Compound, bluish-green leaves are borne in pairs and are finely cut. Attracts hummingbirds. Can be quite drought-tolerant once well established.