The White Powder Puff Tree is a fast growing member of the large Mimososaceae or Mimosa Family.
Like most all the plants of this genus, the pinnate leaves close together like praying hands at night. The prolific white puff ball flowers are very attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. It is in heaviest bloom thru the Winter to early Spring. The buds resemble small berries.
It is an attractive single specimen plant. White Powder Puff Tree grows quickly into a small tree form nearly as wide as it is tall. These trees may reach 15 feet in height, but can be maintained at a smaller height to increase manageability in cold climates. Powder Puffs do not take well to freezing and should be brought inside or covered when temperatures dip below freezing.
Calliandra heamatocephylla alba is a cold sensitive tropical that is recommended outdoors in Zones 9, 10 & 11. In temperate but cooler zones it can be covered and protected from frost.
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Condition: One (1) well rooted, starter size plant growing and shipped in a 4 inch diameter plastic pot. Plant will be a minimum of about 6 to 12 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.
*Limited Conditional Warranty: Warranty is limited to guaranteeing plants will arrive safely and in good and healthy condition, and is conditioned on Seller receiving prompt notice (within 24 hours of delivery) of any problem with the condition accompanied by photo validation. No other additional, extended or long term Warranty is expressed or implied.
- Brand: Emerald Goddess Gardens TM
- Common Name: White Powder Puff
- Bloom Form: Unique to the species
- Mature Size: 12 to 15 feet
- Fragrance: None
- Suggested Uses: Urban, Accent, Feature, Potted, Bonsai
- House Plant Adapative: Yes with supplemental light
- Country of Origin: USA
- Limited Conditional Warranty: Healthy Arrival
- Extended Long Term Warranty: None
- Manufacturer:Emerald Goddess Gardens TM
- Climate: Semi Tropical
- Color: White
- Special Features: Easy to grow, quick to establish, prolific unique flowers
- Species: Calliandra haematocephylla alba
- Sunlight: Full sun to very light shade
- USDA Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10
- Watering: Moderate