Calliandra haematocephala (inequilatera)

Pink Powder Puff

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: Large

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 8-10' x 8-10'

Natural Growth Habit: Mounding

Native To: South America

Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Medium Water

Flower Color: Pink

Bloom Time: Spring, Fall, Winter

Special Features: Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Screen

Container Sizes: #5, #15

Sunset Garden Zones: 13, 16-24

A Bit More

Calliandra haematocephala, also known as the Powder Puff Bush is a tropical plant that has found favor with gardeners in areas that don’t get frost.  Native to Bolivia, it loves warm sun, and high humidity.  Protect from freezing temperatures, and Powder Puff will reward you with a flower display that starts in late fall, and keeps going through mid spring.  Flower buds emerge looking like pink raspberries, and them explode into puffs of vivid pink stamens, hence the name.  Grow Calliandra haematocephala in warm climates where some off season color is needed, and the attention of hummingbirds is welcome. 

A Bit More

Calliandra haematocephala, also known as the Powder Puff Bush is a tropical plant that has found favor with gardeners in areas that don’t get frost.  Native to Bolivia, it loves warm sun, and high humidity.  Protect from freezing temperatures, and Powder Puff will reward you with a flower display that starts in late fall, and keeps going through mid spring.  Flower buds emerge looking like pink raspberries, and them explode into puffs of vivid pink stamens, hence the name.  Grow Calliandra haematocephala in warm climates where some off season color is needed, and the attention of hummingbirds is welcome.