Dwarf powderpuff adds interesting foliage and bright red puffball blooms to the color and texture tapestry of any landscape.
One of the most picturesque red flowering plants, this shrub fits in nicely in any size South Florida yard.
The branches grow outward in layers with flowers and buds along each branch.
The blossoms appear on and off all year (more in warmer months), with
buds resembling little red berry clusters that open into scarlet
This charming shrub attracts hummingbirds and butterflies and works in almost any light - providing color even in partly shaded beds.
Evergreen and cold-tolerant, this shrub can be used anywhere in South Florida.
It grows at a moderate pace, less fast than the full-size powderpuff plant.
The dwarf variety can be kept 3 feet tall.
Though this plant can be grown in full sun, it actually seems to do best in a part sun to part shade location.
Add top soil or organic peat humus to the hole when you plant.
You may also want to add composted cow manure to the mix to enrich the soil around the root ball.
You'll only need to do minor trimming occasionally for size and shape.
plant produces seed pods which you can cut off to pretty up its
appearance or leave on to fall off on their own. Cutting off seed pods
may promote more bloom.
Give dwarf powderpuff regular irrigation with time to dry out between waterings.
in spring, summer and autumn with a quality granular fertilizer.
Supplement feedings if you like with bone meal and/or liquid fertilizer
to promote heavier bloom.
Place these shrubs 2-1/2 to 3 feet apart. Come out from the house 2 feet or more.
This plant works fine in containers.
A.K.A. (also known as): Dwarf Powder Puff (an alternate spelling)
GOOD SNOWBIRD PLANT? YES
COMPANION PLANT SUGGESTIONS: In a part sun or part shade location, pair with pinwheel jasmine, Xanadu philodendron, crape jasmine, dwarf tibouchina, croton, white crinum lily, alocasia odora and pentas.
Other shrubs you might like: Powderpuff (full-size), Red Maui Ixora
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