Fremontodendron 'San Gabriel'

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Fremontodendron 'San Gabriel' Flower
Fremontodendron 'San Gabriel' leaves

Species Name: Fremontodendron 'San Gabriel'
Common Name: San Gabriel flannel bush

This spectacular shrub is covered in 3-4 inch flowers in springtime. Beautiful specimen. Can be trained as a screen or espalier. Should have no summer water once established.

Plant Family: Sterculiaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 10-18' H x 8-12' 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: Yellow
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Selected for use in the garden. Hybrid of F. mexicanum X F. californicum introduced by Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.
Natural Habitat: Chaparral, oak/pine woodland, rocky ridges

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