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Calliandra californica

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Calliandra californica

Species Name: Calliandra californica
Common Name: Red Fairyduster or Zapotillo

Useful as a foundation planting, as an informal screen or as an accent. Also recommended for sunny patios. Its showy red flowers attract hummingbirds year round. Extremely heat and drought-tolerant once established.

Plant Family: Fabaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 3-5' H x 5' W
Growth Habit: Open branching structure
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 25 degrees F
Flower Season: Year round
Flower Color: Red
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Baja
Natural Habitat: Sandy washes, flats, and hillsides

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