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Fremontodendron mexicanum - Southern 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: Golden
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: 15-20 feet
Width: 10-15 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Fremontodendron mexicanum (Southern Flannel Bush) - Native to the San Diego County and Baja California, this evergreen shrub produces leaves with distinct 3 to 5 lobes and stellate hairs on the underside. The velvety leaves sparsely cover the branches. A great abundance of lemon-yellow flowers with a reddish tinge to the outside of the petals is displayed in the spring and summer. This bush will grow to 20 feet tall and wide. It does best in full sun with no supplementary water. It is reliably hardy to about 15 F and perhaps as low as 10 F. The fuzz 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. The flowers are yellow-orange on the inside and reddish on the outside. Granted the Awarded of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1927.  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 mexicanum.
 
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