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Fremontodendron 'California Glory'
Common Name: California Flannel Bush Family: Sterculiaceae (The Cacao/Chocolate Family)

Fremontodendron  'California Glory'
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'California Glory' is a fast-growing shrub or small tree which will reach six to ten feet in our area. It is festooned with large yellow hibiscus-like flowers over a long period through spring and summer. Somewhat short-lived, flannel bush should be planted against the south wall of the house or grown in a pot where it can be moved to a frost free or more protected location. A hybrid between F. californicum and F. mexicanum two species that hail from the family that also brings you chocolate!


Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Dry, mostly granitic slopes, 900 - 1800 metres in California[. It thrives on poor dry rocky soils of the foothills, where it often forms dense thickets.

ClassEvergreen (broadleaf)  Primary Bloom ColourYellow 
TypeShrub  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height6-10'  Bloom TimeSpring - Summer 
Spread3-5'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureDry Average Drought Tolerant  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone8-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus "'Victoria'"
Ceanothus "'Dark Star'"

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