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FREMONTODENDRON 'California Glory'

Commonly known as Flannel bush, Fremontia

Requires a sunny position, flowers golden yellow
Further Reading....

FREMONTODENDRON 'California Glory'

 
  • Evergreen
    5-lobed, dark-green leaves to 7cm (3in) long.
  • Yellow
    Golden yellow
  • Height
    6m (20ft)
  • Spread
    4m (13ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Vigorous, upright then spreading shrub
  • Hardy - average winter Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Against a wall
    Prefers a warm, sunny wall
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold drying winds.
  • May cause skin allergy or irritant Having skin or eye contact with these plants could result in an allergic reaction, burning or rash.
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases - Phytophthora root rot may be a problem.
  • Place of origin
    USA, northern Mexico.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Saucer-shaped - 4-6cm (1½-2½in) across
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Patio / pot plants
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Lobed see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Orbicular see photos above
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Pruning group 8 - Suitable for: Wall trained shrubs and less vigorous climbers.
    Action: For climbers 'spur prune' by cutting back 3-4 buds of the permanent framework. For wall trained shrubs cut back flowered shoots to within 2-4 buds of permanent framework.
    When: Annually after flowers if on previous year's growth, or in late Winter or Spring if on current year's growth.

    RHS group 12 & 13
    if wall-trained
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
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Fremontodendron Growing Guide
6m (20ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)
 

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