Pink Fairy Duster

Calliandra eriophylla

A drought tolerant, semi-evergreen sub-shrub with dark green, fern like leaves that hold up a dramatic explosion of small pink clusters. One of the first to bloom, brightening the garden and attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. Drought tolerant.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical Pronunciationkal-ee-AN-druh er-ee-oh-FIL-uh
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing, 1 to 3 ft. tall by 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate winter to mid-spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenSemi-evergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorDark Green
Growth HabitBushy
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseRock Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-11

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