Common Name: Powder Puff,
Scientific Name: Calliandra inaequilatera
Plant Family: Fabaceae
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Water Demand: Moderate-High
Powderpuff is a big, fast-growing shrub that attracts birds with its puffs of bright blossoms. Buds that look just like little berry clusters burst open into fuzzy puffball blossoms. The foliage is small-leafed and the free-flowing branches create a pretty, layered look. The Powder Puff is not a tree for small spaces for it can reach 10 to 15 feet in height.