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Fremontodendron 'California Glory'
  • RHS AGM

flannel bush 'California Glory'

'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

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Size
Ultimate height
4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
2.5–4 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Yellow Green
Summer Yellow Green
Autumn Yellow Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Malvaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Potentially harmful
Contact with leaves or stems may irritate skin and eyes. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Genus

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

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be affected by Phytophthora root diseases

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