Fremontodendron 'Pacific Sunset' (flannel bush)
The flannel bush is a hybrid between F. californica ssp. decumbens and 'Californica Glory'. This fast growing bush grows up to twenty tall and twenty feet wide. The leaves have a leathery and fuzzy texture reminiscent of flannel, and the yellow and orange flowers are large and showy. It has large orange-yellow cup-shaped flowers for a long period in spring.
- 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