Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Fremontodendron mexicanum A. Davids.
Mexican flannelbush, Southern flannelbush, Southern fremontia, Mexican fremontia
Sterculiaceae (Cacao Family)
A tall, sturdy shrub,
6-15 ft. high and 10 ft. wide, with fuzzy, gray-green foliage. The yellow flowers fade orange over a long bloom period. Since they occur among the leaves, they do not make showy masses.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
CA Native Distribution:
San Diego Co. & adjacent Baja Native Habitat:
Dry canyons around 1500 ft. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, well-drained, rocky soil.
Conditions Comments: Must have excellent drainage as roots are prone to rot. Very fast growing. Not for deer areas.