Fairyduster

Calliandra eriophylla

plant type:
shrub
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
warm
cover:
NA

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Gravel
Acceptable Soil conditions:
AcidicAlkalineMetalSaltCaliche

Location

Min elevation:
1500
Max elevation:
5000
Counties: 
Cochise
Coconino
Gila
Graham
Greenlee
La Paz
Maricopa
Mohave
Pima
Pinal
Santa Cruz
Yavapai
Yuma

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
Slow
Germination Overall: 
Moderate
Germination rate: 
Slow
Germination Requirements: 
NA
Reproduction: 
NA
Establishment: 
Low

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
ColdDisturbanceFireFloodingLow lightRiparian
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Tortoise habitatDrought resilienceErosion controlForage productionPollinator habitatIncreased soil healthWeed managementWildlife habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
Commonly available
Citations:
White 1969; L&ero & Valiente-Banuet 2010