flannel bush


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Related to flannel bush: Fremontodendron

flannel bush

n.
Any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Fremontodendron of California, Arizona, and northern Mexico, having downy, lobed leaves and showy yellow flowers. Also called fremontia.
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Noun1.flannel bush - any of several handsome evergreen shrubs of California and northern Mexico having downy lobed leaves and showy yellow flowersflannel bush - any of several handsome evergreen shrubs of California and northern Mexico having downy lobed leaves and showy yellow flowers
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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To attract pollinators to your garden, set out colorful, drought-tolerant perennials such as autumn sage (Salvia greggii), bush poppy (Dendromeeon harfordii), California wild lilac (Ceanothus), and flannel bush (Fremontodendron).
It is called the flannel bush in its native land for the hairy undersides of its leaves, but it is a skin and eye irritant, so be careful when pruning.
Taller accents could be cordyline, flannel bush, or toyon.
For contrast, he added flannel bush, which covers itself in spring with bright yellow flowers, and airy apricot mallows, which produce long-lasting sprays of satiny orange, cup-shaped flowers.