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Fremontodendron ‘California Glory’


Fremontodendron 'California Glory' is long-blooming with large yellow flowers and fuzzy evergreen leaves.

'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 Fremontodendron californicum and F. mexicanum two species that hail from the family that also brings you chocolate!

Common Name: California Flannel Bush

Family: Sterculiaceae (The Cacao/Chocolate Family)

Zone Hardiness: 8-10

Light: Full Sun

Height: 6-10'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen (broadleaf)

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Dry, Average, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

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.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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