Fremontodendron 'Ken Taylor'

Flannel Bush

This hybrid between F. californicum ssp. decumbens and Fremontodendron ‘California Glory’ is more prostrate relative to other Flannel Bushes. It grows 8 feet tall by 10 feet wide with long, arching stems. Yellowish-orange flowers bloom nearly year-round. Plant it in full sun in well-draining soils; do not give supplemental water once it is established.

Wildlife value: Ground-feeding birds eat the large black seeds. The fragrant flowers attract butterflies and other insects and insectivorous birds. Deer browse the foliage.

Uses: A tea made from the bark relieves throat irritation. The inner bark may be used as a poultice on wounds.