Fremontodendron californicum (Flannel Bush)
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