Surinam Powderpuff (Calliandra surinamensis)

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 12 to 15 feet
Plant Spread: 10 to 15 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Bipinnate
Fruit: Other: 3 to 6 inch pod, inconspicuous and does not attract wildlife, persists through winter.
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Pink and white
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Summer
Year Round
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Espalier
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Pink flowers that smell like perfume and grow on trees by n1782 Jul 13, 2016 2:58 PM 5
Winter by GordonHawk Feb 9, 2015 11:22 AM 13

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