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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
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.

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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