San Marcos GrowersSan Marcos Growers
New User?
Wholesale Login
Enter Password
Home Products Purchase Gardens About Us Resources Contact Us
 Web Site Search
Plant Database
Search by Plant Name
  General Plant Info
Search for any word
  Advanced Search >>
Search by size, origins,
color, cultural needs, etc.
Site Map
Retail Locator
Plant Listings

PLANT TYPE
PLANT GEOGRAPHY
PLANT INDEX
ALL PLANT LIST
PLANT IMAGE INDEX
PLANT INTROS
SPECIALTY CROPS
NEW  2017 PLANTS
PRIME LIST>
  for JULY


 Weather Station

 
Products > Plants - Browse Alphabetically > Fremontodendron 'Dara's Gold'
 
Fremontodendron 'Dara's Gold' - SBBG Plant Introduction
  
Working on getting this plant back in the field but it is currently not available listing for information only!

[2nd Image]
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Malvaceae (w/Bombacaceae & Sterculeacea)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Golden
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Parentage: (F. californicum ssp. decumbens x F. mexicanum)
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: 6-8 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): No Irrigation required
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Fremontodendron 'Dara's Gold' (SBBG Plant Introduction) - A Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Plant Introduction that resulted from a cross between F. californicum ssp. decumbens and F. mexicanum that was made by Dara Emery in 1970 (SBBG#70-215). This plant had been growing in the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden along the Porter trail for many years and only in 2002 was it named and released after several nurseries, including San Marcos Growers, evaluated its performance, both in containers and planted in the ground. This is a mid-sized cultivar that can grow to 3 feet tall by 6 to 8 feet wide. It has good sized (2" wide) golden flowers over a long period from late winter through early summer. Plant in a well-drained soil in full to part day sun and water very infrequently or not at all. More information on this plant can be found on the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden's Plant Introduction Page 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 'Dara's Gold'.
 
  [MORE INFO]