Fremontodendron 'Pacific Sunset'
Common Names: Flannel Bush
Type: Evergreen shrub
Size: 9 to 20 ft. high and wide.
Flowers: Large, bright yellow flowers, spring; small leaves 1 to 2 in., darker green on top, lighter underneath.
Uses: Large areas, dry slopes, natural settings, near oak trees. Fire resistive.
Wildlife: Habitat and seeds for birds and other wildlife.
Soil: Prefers lighter soils; heavy soils may kill the plant unless amended.
Water: Some to start; none after 2 years.
Sun: Full sun to some shade.
Pruning: Prune back long shoots; pinch back to keep bushy. Remove lower branches for small tree appearance.
Pests & Diseases: Scale insects, root and stem rot can be a problem if grown in containers.
Notes: Introduced by Rancho Santa Ana Garden. Cross between F. californicum and F. mexicanum. From sandy places with deep water. Hairs can be irritating. Hardy to 0° F.