Scientific Name: Fremontodendron californicum
Common Name: fremontia, California flannel bush
Family Name: Malvaceae
Origin: U.S. - southwest
Hardiness Zone: Zone 8a: (-12 to -9.5 °C)
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Mature Size: 3 - 5m x 2 - 3m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Small garden/space, Specimen plant
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Alternate, Leathery, Palmate venation, Glabrous, Pubescent, Orbicular, Ovate, Palmately lobed
Flowers: Flowers solitary, Yellow, Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep-Oct
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Oct-Nov
Key ID Features:
Leaves alternate, leathery, 3 or 5 lobed, up to 10cm long; flowers bright yellow, saucer-shaped, 5 showy petal-like sepals, most 4-6cm wide.