Fremontodendron californica ssp. decumbens

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Species Name: Fremontodendron californicum ssp. decumbens
Common Name: Prostrate flannel bush

A small flannel bush! Extremely attractive and drought tolerant. The most garden tolerant of all Fremontia.

Plant Family: Sterculiaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 3' H x 6' W
Growth Habit: Low, mounding
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full to partial sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Yellow-orange
Endangered?: Endangered
Distribution: Pine Hill, El Dorado County
Natural Habitat: Rocky ridges, about 6,000 ft elevation

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