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Calliandra emarginata, Inga emarginata, Powderpuff

Calliandra emarginata, Inga emarginata

Powderpuff
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: Southern Mexico, Panama, Bolivia
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeShadeFull sunModerate waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

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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Calliandra emarginata Nana - Dwarf Powderpuff

Powderpuff - dwarf everblooming variety. Drought tolerant, easy to grow plant. It stays very short 2-3 ft tall, gets dense and bushy, no pruning needed.

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot