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Fremontodendron 'Dara's Gold' (Flannel bush 'Dara's Gold')

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
1.5m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Fremontodendron 'Dara's Gold'

Other names

Flannel bush 'Dara's Gold', California flannel bush 'Dara's Gold', California flannelbush 'Dara's Gold', Fremontodendron californicum 'Dara's Gold'

Genus

Fremontodendron Fremontodendron

Variety or Cultivar

'Dara's Gold' _ 'Dara's Gold' is a vigorous, mound-forming, borderline hardy, evergreen shrub with rounded, lobed, dark grey-green leaves and large, saucer-shaped, golden-yellow flowers from spring into summer.


Fremontodendron 'Dara's Gold' is: Evergreen

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming

Toxicity

Leaves or stems may irritate skin and eyes.

Flower

Golden-yellow in Spring; Golden-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

Phytophthora root diseases Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Pruning

Do not cut into old wood.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Fremontodendron 'Dara's Gold' (Flannel bush 'Dara's Gold') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, City, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in poor to moderately fertile, well-drained, preferably neutral to alkaline soil in a sheltered, sunny site. Avoid watering in summer once established. Fertile soil produces excess foliage and reduces flowering. Wet conditions often cause root rot. Suitable for espalier.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Fremontodendron 'Dara's Gold'

Other names

Flannel bush 'Dara's Gold', California flannel bush 'Dara's Gold', California flannelbush 'Dara's Gold', Fremontodendron californicum 'Dara's Gold'

Genus

Fremontodendron Fremontodendron

Variety or Cultivar

'Dara's Gold' _ 'Dara's Gold' is a vigorous, mound-forming, borderline hardy, evergreen shrub with rounded, lobed, dark grey-green leaves and large, saucer-shaped, golden-yellow flowers from spring into summer.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming

Toxicity

Leaves or stems may irritate skin and eyes.


Colour

Flower

Golden-yellow in Spring; Golden-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

Specific diseases

Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Pruning

Do not cut into old wood.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Fremontodendron 'Dara's Gold' (Flannel bush 'Dara's Gold') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, City, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in poor to moderately fertile, well-drained, preferably neutral to alkaline soil in a sheltered, sunny site. Avoid watering in summer once established. Fertile soil produces excess foliage and reduces flowering. Wet conditions often cause root rot. Suitable for espalier.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Fremontodendron 'Dara's Gold' (Flannel bush 'Dara's Gold')

Common pest name

Lance nematode; Nematode; Lance

Scientific pest name

Hoplolaimus spp.

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode species potentially affecting a wide variety of crops; prohibition of soil likely to mitigate risk substantially; keep under review in light of interceptions or findings should they occur in the EU.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Fremontodendron 'Dara's Gold' (Flannel bush 'Dara's Gold')

Common pest name

cotton mealybug

Scientific pest name

Phenacoccus solenopsis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Watching brief for potential impact on tomato production in the Mediterranean. Other southern European countries likely to be more at risk. Precautionary action will be taken on findings on planting material to protect glasshouse crops and botanical gardens.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Fremontodendron 'Dara's Gold' (Flannel bush 'Dara's Gold')

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Epicauta atomaria

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

1

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

South American blister beetle; affecting solanaceous crops which (as plants for planting) are prohibited from entering the UK.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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