Fremontodendron 'California Glory'

Fremontia, Flannel Bush

These small drought-tolerant trees or shrubs look beautiful in hillside plantings, especially when mixed with other plants that need little water. Leathery, dark green leaves have feltlike undersides. Yellow saucerlike flowers are followed by long-lasting conical seed capsules. Start by seed or softwood cuttings. Stake young plants because of shallow root system. In frost areas, plant against a wall. Overwatering kills or shortens their life span.
Fremontodendron, Fremontia, Flannel Bush
The most popular of all the hybrids, it has long-blooming 3-inch-wide flower. Flowers are bright yellow inside and tinged orange outside. Leaves are fuzzy green and covered with rust-colored hairs.

Attributes - Fremontodendron 'California Glory'

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Late Summer

Flower Color: Orange, Yellow

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 15 ft. to 20 ft.

Width: 20 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Low Maintenance.

 
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