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Calliandra tweediei (Powderpuff tree)

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Plant description

calliandra tweedii red powder puff 1

calliandra tweediei red powder puff 2

Calliandra tweedieiis a vigorous, low growing shrub which can also be used as a ground cover. It has fine and ferny foliage and striking powder puff flowers year round. A hardy low maintenance plant for frost free areas, it does well in most soil types, and likes moist and well drained soil. Likes a sunny position. Does well in containers. Good for coastal areas. Responds well to hard pruning if needed, but can be left unpruned for low maintenance gardens.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: Red
Flowering season: spring summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.8 metres
Minimum height: 0.5 metres

Maximum width: 3 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds, insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist.

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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