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Calliandra haematocephala - Powder Puff Tree

Calliandra haematocephala -  Powder Puff Tree (Calliandra haematocephala -  Powder Puff Tree)

A close up of the flowers of the Powder puff tree. Photo taken Feb. 12, 2016 at Morley Field, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA.

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Saw that at the Dry Garden a few years ago. A winter bloomer you said Andy?

17 Feb, 2016


I've seen only a few of this species in the Bay Area. It's really tender to cold. Calliandra tweedii is the one that I've seen growing up there more commonly.

Yes, Calliandra haematocephala is definitely a winter bloomer.

17 Feb, 2016


That's great fun......pity we cannot grow them here...

25 Feb, 2016


It's a fun plant to grow. I had one once. I don't have room for one, though. It's a very common shrub/tree here.

26 Feb, 2016


Thanks. The flowers are winding down, right now.

15 Apr, 2016

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