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Calliandra emarginata, Inga emarginata, Powderpuff

Calliandra emarginata, Inga emarginata

Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: Southern Mexico, Panama, Bolivia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This species has dwarf growth habit, and blooms year round. The plant is always covered with flowers. The name Calliandra means "beautiful stamens", and several of the approximately 150 shrubs and small trees belonging to this genus are grown for their dense heads of pink or white silky stamens that appear on short stalks along the upper sides of the branches. Propagation is easier from seeds, cuttings are also possible. The name Calliandra comes from the Greek for 'beautiful stamens'. The globular flowerheads can be up to 2.5 inches in diameter (6 cm).

This plant can be trained either in a small standard tree or a nice round bush.

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