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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.

CALLIANDRA surinamensis

Powder puff. Pink fluffy flowers
Further Reading....


  • 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) -
  • Leaf form - Bipinnate - see photos above
  • Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading -
Calliandra surinamensis - Growing Guide
3-8m (10-26ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  2-5m (6½-16ft)

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