|The showy stamens look like pompons of vivid red, pink, purple, green-white or white. A large group of herbs, shrubs and small trees, they thrive in dry open spaces. Need a frost-free climate or protection from light frost, with full sun or light shade. Water deeply and infrequently to encourage deep rooting, and stop watering during cooler months. Prune to thin and prevent damage, removing bare branches at the trunk. Watch for white flies and mealy bugs.
Showy pink powderpuffs are held high above wisteria-like leaves. Blooms into December in warm winter climates or in sun rooms and greenhouses. Good for containers, it is even used as an indoor bonsai.
Attributes - Calliandra haematocephala
Plant Type: Tree
Bloom Season: Early Fall through Early Spring
Flower Color: Pink
Height: 10 ft. to 15 ft.
Width: 15 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 10, 11
Notes: Thrives in Hot Climates. Container Plants, Long Blooming, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Mealybugs, Whiteflies.