Dendromecon rigida

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Bush poppy, Tree poppy

A shrub native to California that can grow up to six feet in two years if it is happy.  It can reach a height of ten feet tall by eight feet wide.  Yellow flower clusters bloom in the winter to mid spring.  This plant does best on rocky clay slopes with excellent drainage.  If planted in sandier soils, it can handle supplementary water up to once a month.  It is found in dry slopes and flats in chaparral and openings in mixed evergreen forest.

Plant with:  Eastwood Manzanita (Arctostaphylos glandulosa ssp. glandulosa), Bigberry Manzanita (Arctostaphylos glauca)

- Prefers full sun

- Water once a month once established

- Attracts butterflies

- Hardy up to -10

- Native to California