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Fremontodendron 'California Glory' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Toxicity

Contact with leaves or stems may irritate skin and eyes

Resilience

Hardiness

H4 (hardy - average winter)

Colour

Flower

Yellow in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Foliage

Dark Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

4-8 metres

Ultimate spread

2.5-4 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years


Preferred common name

flannel bush 'California Glory'

Family

Malvaceae


Fremontodendron are vigorous evergreen shrubs with scurfy young shoots and palmately lobed leaves, and bright yellow flowers appearing over a long period in summer and autumn

'California Glory' is a large, vigorous evergreen shrub to 6m, with rounded, three-lobed dark green leaves and bright deep yellow flowers to 6cm in width, borne from late spring to early autumn

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in a sheltered position in full sun

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Wall-side Borders


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be affected by Phytophthora root diseases