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Calliandra Eriophylla

Botanical Name:

Calliandra eriophylla

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Soil
Dry, gravelly soils, neutral alkaline.
Heat Tolerant
yes
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub, Subshrub

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

1-3 ft.

Flower

Stamens white

Benefits
Ornamental

Works well as an informal hedge and in medians (size is well constrained). Good choice for dry desert and rock gardens with limited space. It can tolerate some shade, but will flower most profusely in full sun. Its dense root system provides erosion control.

Attracts

Birds

Hummingbirds

Taxonomy

Order

Fabales

Family

Fabaceae – Pea family

Genus

Calliandra Benth. – stickpea

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