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Calliandra parvifolia, Powderpuff, Pink Calliandra, Plumerillo Rosado

Calliandra parvifolia

Powderpuff, Pink Calliandra, Plumerillo Rosado
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: The Americas
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The genus Calliandra contains 132 species. Most are endemic to the Americas, but a few species are endemic to the South Asian subcontinent or Africa, including Madagascar. Most species are shrubs or small trees, although a few are large trees or herbs.

This species with tiny leaves blooms almost year round with clouds of pink-white powderfuffs. It is very hardy, survives some freeze without dropping leaves.

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