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botanical name:
Fremontodendron californicum
Fremontodendron californicum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Flannel bush, Fremontia
family:  Malvaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, semi-evergreen
height: 6.00m
width: 6.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
description:
Vigorous, upright, evergreen or semi-green shrub. The lobed green leaves and stems are covered with tiny hairs which can cause considerable irritation. Yellow flowers are freely borne from late spring to mid autumn.

cultivation:
Grows best in poor, well drained, even dry, soil in full sun. Can be effectively trained against a sunny wall or fence and will then tolerate lower than usual temperatures, down to -15°C for short periods.
Can be short-lived in cool areas, sometimes dying suddenly for no apparent reason.

other notes:
Skin and eye irritant.

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