Fremontodendron 'San Gabriel'
This Flannel Bush has an upright habit and reaches 20 to 30 feet high. It has deeply lobed leaves and golden flowers that bloom over a long period. Plant it in very well-drained soil in a sunny location and give it very little 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.