Fremontodendron californicum (Flannel Bush)

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Fremontodendron Californicum

This fast growing bush can reach a height of up to twenty feet tall and wide.  The leaves have a leathery and fuzzy texture reminiscent of flannel, and large yellow orange flowers that bloom in the spring and summer.

Plant in full sun

- Best in lighter soils with moisture nearby.  Their favorite spots are sandy washes with moisture down 8 ft or so below grade level.  In heavy soils any extra rainfall or one summer watering will kill the bush after it three years. 

- Best if not watered once established

- Drought tolerant 

- Attracts bees, birds, and butterflies

- Hardy up to 20 degrees

- Native to California