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CALLIANDRA surinamensis

Powder puff. Pink fluffy flowers
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  • Evergreen - 2-pinnate leaves 10cm (4in) or more long, each pinna subdivided into 7-12 pairs of oblong-lance-shaped leaflets
  • Yellow - yellow-green with deep-red stamens
  • Height - 3-8m (10-26ft)
  • Spread - 2-5m (6½-16ft)
  • Tall Shrub - large, spreading shrub or small tree. Produces axillary heads 5-8cm (2-3in) across of flowers to 5mm (¼in) longfrom leaf axils
  • Tree
  • Heated greenhouse - subtropical - Can be grown outside in summer. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 10°C (50°F).
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - rde spider mites and mealybugs under glass
  • Place of origin - northern South America
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
  • Hardiness - Tender (greenhouse & conservatory) -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading -
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Calliandra surinamensis - Growing Guide
3-8m (10-26ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  2-5m (6½-16ft)
 

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