Under the Jakfruit Tree

It is a good time of year to check in on a winter bloomer that attracts hummingbirds, the Powderpuff shrub (Calliandra). Attaining a height of 6-12′, the red and white varieties only bloom in the winter, while the pink variety blooms year round. Just like the Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow shrub featured a couple of weeks ago, The Powderpuff shrub is aptly named. The flowers consisting of many stamens form a ball resembling a ‘Powderpuff’.

Richard Lyons Nursery has all three varieties for sale.

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