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Calliandra haematocephala
Calliandra haematocephala - Red Powder Puff
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Fast growing spreading, well branched shrub or small tree has ferny looking glossy green leaves with bronze new growth that folds up at night. Produces clusters of large, slightly fragrant, fluffy, pom-pom-like bright pink/red flowers in Spring, Summer and Autumn. Ideal for full sun and part shade in garden beds, as a feature, hedging and in pots. Attracts birds and butterflies.

Size — 200mm
Growth Width — 4m
Growth Height — 3.5m
Frost Sensitive
Flower Colour — Pink, Red
Light Requirements — Full sun, Part Shade
Soil Requirements — Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Incorporate planting compost such as Active 8, 50:50 with existing soil at time of planting, and water with Harvest once a week for the first 6 weeks. Keep well mulched.

Watering needs

Allow soil to dry out between watering’s. Do not sit in saucers of water.

Pruning Advice

Lightly prune regularly in the warmer months to maintain shape and size.