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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Fremontodendron mexicanum Davidson
Mexican flannelbush, Southern flannelbush, Southern fremontia, Mexican fremontia
Synonym(s): Fremontia mexicana
USDA Symbol: FRME2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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
DistributionUSA: CA Native Distribution:
San Diego Co. & adjacent Baja Native Habitat:
Dry canyons around 1500 ft.
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
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered StatusUSFWS Species Profile: Q2OZStatus:
| Endangered Historic Range:|
U.S.A. (CA), MexicoCritical Habitat:
N/AThis information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System
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
Record Last Modified: 2009-02-20
Research By: TWC Staff