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Solara in Tighes Hill, Newcastle New South Wales

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Could you please let me know the name of this native tree which is growing near where I live. It is about 8 feet tall and is fairly wide-spread and is flowering right now.
I’m excited that I’ve managed to strike one seed but it is growing incredibly slowly. I’ve given it some blood & bone so hopefully that will help it grow.
Any tips for assisting its growth would be appreciated. Thank you.

Regards
Solara

Answer:
Hi Solara, This is Calliandra tweedii (sometimes called the Powder Puff shrub). No tips as it is easy to grow, just full sun and weekly watering. Don