Fremontodendron 'Pacific Sunset'

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Fremontodendron 'Pacific Sunset'

Species Name: Fremontodendron 'Pacific Sunset'
Common Name: Pacific Sunset flannel bush

A real show-stopper!! Extremely drought-tolerant shrub with beautiful flowers up to 4" across. Nice as a specimen or espaliered. Should have no summer water once established.

Plant Family: Sterculiaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 20' H x 20' W
Growth Habit: Upright, arching
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky
Water Requirements: Drought tolerant
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Deep Orange-Yellow
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Selected for use in the garden
Natural Habitat: Hybrid of F. californicum X F.mexicanum; Introduced by Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

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