Dendromecon harfordii

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Dendromecon harfordii
Dendromecon harfordii
Dendromecon harfordii

Species Name: Dendromecon harfordii
Common Name: Channel Island Bush Poppy

One of our most popular native shrubs! Beautiful, bright yellow flowers contrast with blue-gray foliage. Heavy bloom in season. Rare in nature. Limited distribution.

Plant Family: Papaveraceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 8' H x 6' W
Growth Habit: Shrub
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: List 4/Red 1-2-3
Distribution: Channel Islands
Natural Habitat: Dry shrubby slopes to 900'

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Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.