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Species Name: Calliandra eriophylla
Common Name: Pink Fairyduster or Mesquitillo
- Likes good drainage and full sun. Appears like a pink mist when in full bloom. Recommended as an accent in drought-tolerant landscapes. Needs no summer water once established. Rare in California.
- Plant Family: Fabaceae
- Plant Type: Shrub
- Height by Width: 3' H x 3 - 4' W
- Growth Habit: Open, multi-branching
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-evergreen
- Growth Rate: Moderate
- Sun Exposure: Full sun
- Soil Preference: Well-draining
- Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
- Cold Hardy to: 5 degrees F
- Flower Season: Spring/Summer
- Flower Color: Pink
- Endangered?: Not listed
- Distribution: Sonoran Desert, Arizona, Norhern Mexico
- Natural Habitat: Sandy washes, slopes, mesas below 5,000'
- Care and Maintenance
- Other Names
- Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.