Common Name Baja Fairy Duster, Red Fairy Duster, Tabardillo
Latin Name Calliandra californica
Native Habitat 5,200 feet to sea level in southern Baja California
Soil Dry decomposed granite, sand, limestone, low organic content, well drained
Water Once to none per month, plant in protected spot
Height X Width 3 feet X 4 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Green evergreen
Garden Suitability Thornless, Hummingbird
Ornamental Value Bright red blooms February to May, again in fall, may not stand heat of high desert
Nature Value Hummingbirds use flowers
Native American Uses None known
Links  
    Images http://www.elnativogrowers.com/Photographs_page/calcal.htm
    Nursery http://www.elnativogrowers.com/california_native_list_species_only.htm
    Images and data http://www.wildscaping.com/plants/plantprofiles/Calliandra_californica.htm
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/64154/
    Images and data http://ag.arizona.edu/pima/gardening/aridplants/Calliandra_californica.html
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Fabaceae/Calliandra_californica.html
    Images and data http://www.desertmuseumdigitallibrary.org/public/detail.php?id=ASDM01537
    Images and data http://www.delange.org/FairyDusterRuby/FairyDusterRuby.htm
    Images and data http://www.desertmuseumdigitallibrary.org/public/detail.php?id=ASDM01537&sp=Calliandra%20californica
    Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13lTdHwKADE
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=CACA82
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