Pink Fairy Duster

Calliandra eriophylla

Beautiful, soft pink flowers give no hint to its drought and heat tolerant nature. Blooms heavily early February through May, even longer in some regions. Small fern-like foliage and arching branches are attractive for arid zone gardens. A perfect addition to xeriscape gardens seeking the cottage or country style. Plant in foundations or mixed borders. Beautiful in the desert landscape as specimen or in group. Semi-evergreen shrub. Full sun. Slow growing, 1 to 3 feet by 3 to 4 feet
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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.
Key FeatureWaterwise

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.

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