This fast-growing evergreen shrub is a native of California.
It grows up to 15 feet tall and 12 feet wide, and has grey-green leathery leaves year round.
The beautiful flowers are 2-3 inches across and a brilliant yellow.
Fremontodendron californicum requires a site in full sun and very good drainage.
It can be trained up a wall or trellis.
If you grow it as a free-standing bush or tree, it will need some staking when young because
of its shallow roots.
Zones 8 and above.