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PlantFiles: Desert Fairy Duster, Native Fairy Duster, Pink Fairy Duster
Calliandra eriophylla

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Family: Mimosaceae
Genus: Calliandra (kal-ee-AN-druh) (Info)
Species: eriophylla (er-ee-oh-FIL-uh) (Info)

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral frostweed On Feb 19, 2007, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Desert Fairy Duster, Native Fairy Duster, Pink Fairy Duster Calliandra eriophylla is Native to Texas and other States.

Neutral smiln32 On Aug 31, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

The Fairy Duster is a low shrub that usually grows 8 to 48 inches tall. The compound leaves are usually made up of four pairs of 1/4 inch leaves.

Also known as False Mesquite,the Fairy Duster is a member of the Pea Family (Fabaceae) which includes Mimosas and Acacias. The seeds of the Fairy Duster look like dry pea pods.

Eaten by many different chaparral and desert animals, the Fair Duster is also used as decorative shrubs in gardens and landscapes.

Neutral palmbob On Apr 2, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

low growing native FAiry Duster to Southern California- very drought tolerant. Flowers not too impressive, though. Leaves are itty bitty. Never needs watering once established.

Regional...

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

Maricopa, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Hemet, California
Vista, California
Angleton, Texas
Austin, Texas
Hico, Texas
Kermit, Texas
San Antonio, Texas



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