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Products > Dendromecon harfordii
 
Dendromecon harfordii - Island Bush Poppy
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Papaveraceae (Poppies)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Synonyms: [Dendromecon rigida var. harfordii]
Height: 6-10 feet
Width: 6-12 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Dendromecon harfordii (Island Bush Poppy) - This species is found on Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, and Santa Catalina Islands off the coast of southern California. A wonderful native evergreen shrub clothed with glaucous-green oval leaves. An abundance of yellow (3 inches across) flowers cover the plant from spring into summer. Moderate growth rate reaching up to 10-15+ feet tall but typically grows to 6-10 feet by equal width. Situate in a location which receives full sun to part shade in well-draining soil. Drought tolerant once established. Cold hardy to about 15-20 F.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Dendromecon harfordii.
 
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