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Flannel Bush

Fremontodendron spp.

Also known as

Flannelbush, Flannel Flower, Fremontia, Californian Beauty

Fremontodendron Ken Taylor by Stan Shebs (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

8m

Max

4m

4m

Min

2.5m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Flannel Bush Overview

Fremontodendron is a small genus with just 2 evergreen or semi-evergreen shrubs with characteristic big, conspicuous, yellow flowers. Originating from dry habitats in Southwestern USA, ranging into Mexico, this genus is also known by the names Fremontia and Flannel Bush after its leaf texture. Foliage is leathery, covered in downy hairs. These species are cultivated as ornamental specimens, with multiple hybrids produced in the horticultural trade.

Common problems with Flannel Bush

How to propagate Flannel Bush

Cuttings

You can propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Seed

Seeds in the autumn or spring.

Special features of Flannel Bush

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Flannel Bush

Grown for their large, very showy flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.