The Dwarf Calliandra is commonly known as ‘the Powder Puff plant’. This compact shrub will produce showy red Mimosa-like flowers during the warm season, but is not cold hardy. The scarlet red puff ball shaped flowers begin as small clustered buds that resemble small berries.
This small to medium sized naturally evergreen tropical shrub also makes a wonderful container plant and can be used for bonsai. Where hardy, it can be used as a hedge that the hummingbirds are sure to fight over! Provide good drainage and a partial to full sun location for the best results. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.