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Powder puff tree

Calliandra spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
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Powder puff tree Overview

A genus containing tropical and subtropical evergreen perennial shrubs and small tree species from the Americas. There are roughly 170 species included in this genus, characterised by their bipinnate leaves and fluffy, red-pink, pom pom flowers formed from up to 100, 1-4cm long stamens. After its flowers, this genus is commonly called powder puff plant and blooms occur all year, but are most impressive in spring-summer.

Common problems with Powder puff tree

How to propagate Powder puff tree

Seed

You can propagate by seeds in the spring.

Other uses of Powder puff tree

Grown for their flowers and overall appearance.