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PlantFiles: Mexican Flame Bush
Calliandra tweedii

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Family: Mimosaceae
Genus: Calliandra (kal-ee-AN-druh) (Info)
Species: tweedii (TWEE-dee-eye) (Info)

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Category:
Shrubs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Red

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow after last frost
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Spring Valley, California
Westminster, California
Jacksonville, Florida
Corpus Christi, Texas



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