Calliandra californica

Baja Fairy Duster

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Shrubs

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Medium

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 4-5' x 5-6'

Natural Growth Habit: Vase

Native To: California, Mexico and Central America

Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Medium Water, Low Water

Flower Color: Red

Bloom Time: Summer

Special Features: Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Desert Conditions / Drought Resistant / Hedge

Container Sizes: #1, #5

Sunset Garden Zones: 10-24

A Bit More

Calliandra californica is a delightfully whimsical addition to your garden of heat and sun loving California natives.  Commonly called Baja Fairy Duster, the open branching structure and soft fern-like leaves are the perfect backdrop for the blossoms, which are lovely little bright red sprays of stamens.  Calliandra californica blooms year round, with the showiest display from spring through fall.  The flowers are highly attractive to hummingbirds.  Fairy Duster is well suited to quick-draining sandy soils, and once established, is drought tolerant only needing watering only every 3-4 weeks.  Plant Calliandra californica in areas where it will thrive in full and reflected sunshine. 

A Bit More

Calliandra californica is a delightfully whimsical addition to your garden of heat and sun loving California natives.  Commonly called Baja Fairy Duster, the open branching structure and soft fern-like leaves are the perfect backdrop for the blossoms, which are lovely little bright red sprays of stamens.  Calliandra californica blooms year round, with the showiest display from spring through fall.  The flowers are highly attractive to hummingbirds.  Fairy Duster is well suited to quick-draining sandy soils, and once established, is drought tolerant only needing watering only every 3-4 weeks.  Plant Calliandra californica in areas where it will thrive in full and reflected sunshine.