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Products > Fremontodendron 'California Glory'
 
Fremontodendron 'California Glory' - Flannel Bush
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Malvaceae (w/Bombacaceae & Sterculeacea)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Parentage: (F. californicum x F. mexicanum)
Height: 15-20 feet
Width: 10-15 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): No Irrigation required
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Fremontodendron 'California Glory' (Flannel Bush) - This hybrid of Fremontodendron californicum and F. mexicanum can reach 20 feet tall by as wide. The velvety, deeply-five-lobed leaves sparsely cover the branches and 3-4 inch wide lemon-yellow flowers with a reddish tinge to the outside of the petals are displayed in great abundance in spring and summer. Ideally suited to a well-drained soil in full sun with no supplementary water. It is hardy to around 15 degrees F. The fuzz (stellate hairs) on the leaves can be very irritating to the skin, and protection should be worn for the eyes if a person needs to work with this plant. This large evergreen shrub is displayed on the cover of the 40th edition of Sunset Western Garden Book. This plant was named and introduced by the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in 1962. It is the winner of the Award of Garden Merit from the California Horticultural Society in 1965 and received a First Class Certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1967.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Fremontodendron 'Calif. Glory'.
 
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