haematocephala is one of those great plants that can rarely be found in
the nurseries but can often be found in older gardens. Calliandra
haematocephala does have staying power. I often use the Pink Powder Puff as a espaliered hedge.
Calliandra haematocephala will thrive in full sun and still bloom in a half shaded location as
well. I find them to be an easy loose hedge to maintain with my hand
pruners. I trim them back a couple of times each year. The
Pink Powderpuff provides a great show when you observe the plants closely but melts
into a calming background. And it sure is a lot nicer to look at
than a stucco wall. Calliandra haematocephala can be damaged with temperatures in the mid
twenties. I use them extensively at the coast and in protected
inland locations. Calliandra haematocephala can thrive in all
kinds of soil but does poorly in continuously wet conditions.
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