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Fremontodendron 'Ken Taylor'

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Fremontodendron 'Ken Taylor'
Fremontodendron 'Ken Taylor'
Fremontodendron 'Ken Taylor'
Fremontodendron 'Ken Taylor'

Species Name: Fremontodendron 'Ken Taylor
Common Name: Ken Taylor flannel bush

A low growing fremontia with huge 3" yellow flowers with orange tinges. Recommended as specimen or combined with wild lilac. Best in full or part sun with acidic soils and no summer water once established.

Plant Family: Sterculiaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 2-4' H x 4-8' W
Growth Habit: Low shrub, arching branches
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
Cold Hardy to: 15-20 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Yellow-orange
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Selected for use in the garden
Natural Habitat: Coniferous pine forest, slopes, ridges, chapparal


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