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California Glory Fremontodendron

Fremontodendron 'California Glory'

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California Glory Fremontodendron (Fremontodendron 'California Glory') at GardenWorks

California Glory Fremontodendron flowers

California Glory Fremontodendron flowers

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California Glory Fremontodendron (Fremontodendron 'California Glory') at GardenWorks

California Glory Fremontodendron in bloom

California Glory Fremontodendron in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

California Glory Fremontodendron (Fremontodendron 'California Glory') at GardenWorks

California Glory Fremontodendron flowers

California Glory Fremontodendron flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  20 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  8b

Other Names:  Flannel Bush

Description:

A large, fast growing evergreen shrub producing large bright yellow flowers in spring and summer; the fuzz (stellate hairs) on the leaves can be irritating to the skin, so use protective gloves and eyewear when handling; prefers dry to normal conditions

Ornamental Features

California Glory Fremontodendron is covered in stunning lemon yellow cup-shaped flowers along the branches from early spring to mid summer. It has attractive dark green foliage. The fuzzy lobed leaves are highly ornamental and remain dark green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

California Glory Fremontodendron is an open multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting birds and bees to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

California Glory Fremontodendron is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

California Glory Fremontodendron will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in sandy soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features


Disclaimer - This Plant Database is an online catalog representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact your favourite GardenWorks location directly for current availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit GardenWorks to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.