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Phlomis & Fremontodendron californicum
San Francisco Botanical Garden
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Annie Thornton added this to Great Native Plant: California Flannel Bush
Planting notes. While California flannel bush is low maintenance, like most chaparral natives, many note its finicky nature when it comes to drainage and soil type. It's regarded as a short-lived plant to begin with, but anything less than a sandy, sloping, well-drained site can send the plant into a death spiral. It's always helpful to observe natives in their native habitat.The shape is very unruly, so feel free to prune and remove branches for a more manicured form. Shallow roots adapted to spreading and finding water also don’t provide much support, so plants can be staked to establish a good hold on the ground. Pinch younger plants to encourage branching early. Water lightly to establish, but otherwise this is a zero-water plant.Shown: With Jerusalem sage