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Genus: Calliandra (kal-ee-AN-druh) (Info)
Species: eriophylla (er-ee-oh-FIL-uh) (Info)
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
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)
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Late Winter/Early Spring
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)
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
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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 Tarzana, CA (Zone 9b) 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.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Picture Rocks, Arizona
East Hemet, California
Holiday Lakes, Texas
San Antonio, Texas