Botanical Name: Fremontodendron 'Ken Taylor'
Common Name: Ken Taylor Flannel Bush, Fremontia  
Plant photo of: Fremontodendron 'Ken Taylor'
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Water Saving Tip:

Even during our hottest months we don't need to water daily.

Give your plants a chance to breathe.

Water late at night or in the early morning hours to avoid losses to wind and evaporation.

California Native Plant
  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season

Spring, Summer


Leaf Color

Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season

Summer, Fall


Full, Half



Very Low


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Seascape, Spanish, Wild Garden, Woodland


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest



Location Uses

Shrub Border, Foundation, Parking Strip, Walls / Fences, With Rocks


Special Uses

Filler, Mass Planting, Naturalizing


Attracts Wildlife

Hummingbirds, Butterflies

Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor
Photographer: Elkhorn Nursery
  • Description

  • Notes

A low, mounding evergreen shrub growing to 3 - 4' high and 6 - 8' wide. Bright yellow flowers bloom from mid-spring through early summer. Full sun and excellent drainage are required.
Planting: 1. Dig a hole 1" less the depth and 2 times the width of the container. 2. Fill hole with water, let soak. 3. Set root ball in hole. 4. Fill hole halway with native soil and water. 5. Finish backfilling hole, build basin and water.