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Baja Fairy Duster
BAJA FAIRY DUSTER
Calliandra californica

The Baja Fairy Duster is a favorite among desert gardeners and those who enjoy to watch hummingbirds. Hummingbirds are not only attracted to this plant, but are even known to be extremely territorial over it. The bright red, tufted flowers usually provide year-round color and nectar for pollinators.

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GARDENING BASICS
Type: Shrubs
Hardiness: 20˚F
Water: Low
Sun Exposure: Full, Partial
GROWTH
Growth Rate: Slow/Moderate
Average Size: 5’ H × 6’ W
Coverage: 28 square feet
FOLIAGE
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color: Green
FLOWERS & FRUITS
Flower Color: Bright Red and Tufted
Flower Season: Year round with heaviest bloom in Spring and Fall
Fruit: Erect to upright pubescent pods up to 3 inches long
MORE COMMENTS
Thorns: No
Allergies: Unknown
Pruning should be done in the late spring, but be careful as heavy pruning will inhibit flower production.