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PINK POWDERPUFF
Calliandra haematocephala

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Photo Locations: San Antonio Botanic Garden - San Antonio, TX, Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA and Santa Barbara Courthouse - Santa Barbara, CA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Often hedged. Branches droop but resist breakage. Trainable as a standard.

Has fragrant Flower.

Native to Nicaragua to Ecuador.

Family: Fabaceae

Tree Characteristics

Rounded or Vase Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 10 - 20 feet.

Width: 6 - 12 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 or More Inches per Year.

Leaves Bipinnately Compound, Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant Pink or Red. Flowers in Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Brown Pod, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer.

Bark Reddish Brown, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low to Moderately Low in Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 22 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Well Drained Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Mites and Caterpillars.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Buffer Strip or Container.

Espalier.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Calliandra haematocephala Tree Record." 1995-2019. Aug 21, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/calliandra-haematocephala >

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