Fremontodendron species | Flannel Bush, Fremontia

These are large, sprawling shrubs grown for their incredible spring flower display and drought tolerance. Plant in well draining soil and do not water in summer. Leathery leaves are borne on stiff branches; the underside of leaves are covered in hairs that irritate the skin. Wear gloves when handling or pruning plants. Improved selections are available, including 'Ken Taylor', 'Pacific Sunset' (shown in photos) and 'California Glory'. Canopy coverage: 113 square feet.

Water Requirement: very low

Sun Exposure: full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to 20F

Growth Rate: moderate

Height: 20 feet high

Width: 12 feet wide


Foliage Color: dark green

Flower Color: yellow

Flower Season: spring