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September 2017 • Southern Rural Route

Calliandra haematocephala is commonly called Red Powder Puff. A member of the mimosa family, it has 140 different species with red, pink, white, and a pink/white bloom. From Borneo, it is considered an evergreen shrub that is winter hardy in USDA Zones 9-11. It prefers moist, fertile soil but can tolerate poor soil. Plant it in full sun. In cold climates, it can be grown in … Read More