It’s a red puff-ball!

    Hummingbirds and bees are attracted to the puffy red flowers on this semi-evergreen shrub.

    Wildlife Facts
    Common Name:
    Baja Fairy Duster
    Scientific Name:
    Calliandra californica
    • Red
    • Bees
    • Butterflies
    • Hummingbirds
    Fun Facts:
    • It is a larval food plant for some butterflies.
    • The foliage of this shrub will close at night.
    • Hummingbirds are attracted to the nectar.
    Plant Type:
    • Shrub
    Endangered Status
    Endangered Status
    • Extinct in Wild (EW)
    • Critically Endangered (CR)
    • Endangered (EN)
    • Vulnerable (VU)
    • Near Threatened (NT)
    • Least Concern (LC)
    • Not Evaluated (NE)
    Hardiness Zones

    The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.

    USDA Hardiness Zones

    9a (20 °F to 25 °F)

    9b (25 °F to 30 °F)

    10a (30 °F to 35 °F)

    10b (35 °F to 40 °F)

    11a (40 °F to 45 °F)

    11b (45 °F to 50 °F)