fine-textured shrub growing 3' tall x 3-4' wide, this gem is
native from Texas to California from 2-5000' on dry rocky hills. Little
blooms resembling powder puffs appear in the spring and
intermittently through rest of year in response to moisture.
Flower color ranges white to pink into some red and as it is
usually grown from seed there can be lots of variability.
It is considered quite cold tolerant although it will
freeze to ground in serious frost.
Good for erosion control. Although very drought tolerant,
fairy duster will go deciduous over prolonged dry periods.
Coarse well-drained soil is preferred. Hardy to 5° F. USDA Zone
Little pruning is necessary.