Calliandra californica

  • Calliandra californica  red fairyduster, zapotillo
  • Calliandra californica  red fairyduster, zapotillo
  • Calliandra californica  red fairyduster, zapotillo
red fairyduster, zapotillo

Clusters of bright red flower filaments, resembling little dusters, adorn this Baja California native for much of the year. The dainty, fern-like leaves are generally evergreen, though they are less ubiquitous in the winter. This mid-sized shrub reaches up to about 5 ft tall over time and spreads to 5 ft wide, forming a loose, rounded mound. Hummingbirds and butterflies favor the flowers on this unusual member of the pea family. Hardy to around 25 degrees. Plant in full sun to light shade and provide occasional to no irrigation once established. Said to be tolerant of clay soils, but will not like flooding.

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