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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Fremontodendron mexicanum A. Davids.
Mexican flannelbush, Southern flannelbush, Southern fremontia, Mexican fremontia
Synonyms: Fremontia mexicana
USDA Symbol: FRME2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
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.
PropagationDescription: Propagation by seed is possible.
Seed Collection: Collect when the capsules begin to split.
Seed Treatment: Seeds require scarification in hot water followed by cold-moist stratification at 35 degrees for 12-16 weeks to obtain germination.
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CA
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Record Modified: 2009-02-20
Research By: TWC Staff