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Powderpuff tree flowers in bloom.
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Powderpuff Tree

Calliandra Inaequilatera

  • Vibrant, Puffball-Like Flowers Year-Round
  • Lush, Fern-Like Foliage Adds Tropical Beauty
  • Ideal for Small Yards and Container Gardening
  • Attracts Pollinators Like Bees and Butterflies
  • Low Maintenance and Easy to Care for
Full Sun/Partial Sun
Hardiness Zones:
9 - 10
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Bring a burst of tropical flair to your landscape with the Powderpuff Tree. Native to Brazil, this evergreen tree is a showstopper in any garden, perfect for any size yard, patio, and even suitable for container planting due to its moderate growth rate and manageable size.
The Powderpuff Tree, known scientifically as Calliandra haematocephala, is beloved for its striking puffball-like flowers. These vibrant blooms, typically in shades of red or pink, resemble soft powder puffs and appear profusely throughout the year, especially in warmer climates. The tree also boasts feathery, fern-like foliage, adding to its overall lush and exotic appearance.

At Moon Valley Nurseries, we are dedicated to cultivating the finest Powderpuff Trees, ensuring each one is healthy and ready to thrive in your landscape. Our expert growing techniques, combined with selecting only premium specimens, guarantee that our Powderpuff Trees are of the highest quality.
Planting a Powderpuff Tree in your garden or on your patio offers an instant tropical oasis feel. It's particularly well-suited as a focal point in landscape designs or as a natural privacy screen. Easy to care for and visually stunning, the Powderpuff Tree is an excellent choice for anyone looking to add a touch of the tropics to their outdoor space. With its year-round blooming flowers and attractive foliage, the Powderpuff Tree is sure to be a delightful and enchanting addition to your garden.

Every time a plant is watered, the soil should be thoroughly saturated to a depth of at least 2 to 3 feet and at least as wide as a tree well. Very slow and deep watering is always recommended. During periods of extreme heat, we advise at least 1 additional time per week of watering for all varieties. For periods of heavy rain (1/2” or more) adjust accordingly by possibly skipping a watering session for that time.

Spring

1

Time per week

Summer

2-3

Times per week

Fall

1

Time per week

Winter

1

Time per week

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